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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARY • LOS ANGELES 2 4- 



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Volume 13, Number 1 



October 16, 1959 



From the Librarian 

Yesterday the Senate Library Committee met in my office to consider new and old business, includ- 
ing requests for purchases on the Reserve fund, additional subscriptions, special grants to travelling 
faculty, other methods of providing library materials than by acquisition of originals, blanket orders for 
all research materials in certain fields. \1r. O'Brien and his staff were responsible for much of the pre- 
paration. The Committee is chaired again by Professor Thomas P. Jenkin (Political Science) and in- 
cludes Professors H. Kurt Forster (Engineering), Victor E. Hall (Physiology), Mantle Hood (Music), 
Abraham Kaplan (Philosophy), George F. Kneller (Isducation), Wolf Leslau (Near Eastern Languages), 
William Matthews (English), and C. Page Smith (History). 

The recent conference in New York of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers brought 
several English delegates on to the West Coast. Professor Majl Ewing joined Miss Rosenberg, Wilbur 
Smith, and me at a luncheon for Bertram Rota, and on tlie following day Mr. Conway brought Martin Hamlyn 
(Peter Murray Hill, Ltd.) and Dudley Massey (Pickering and Chatto) to join us for lunch and library tour. 
As the late Michael Sadleir's chief agent in building iiis great Victorian fiction collection, Mr. Massey 
was interested again to see the books. 

In addition to her position as Engineering Librarian, Mrs. .lohanna E. Tallman has been appointed 
to the faculty of the Engineering Department as Lecturer in Engineering Bibliography— a recognition 
of the esteem in which she is held by Dean Boelter and his faculty. 



L.C.P. 



Personnel Notes 



Mrs. Catherine Borka, new Senior Library Assistant in the Art Library, is a graduate of the Univer- 
sity of Pennsylvania, where she worked as an Assistant in the Library Slide Room. She has also worked 
with the slide collection at the Library at the University of Southern California. 

Carol Hatch has accepted a Typist-Clerk position in the Engineering Library. She has attended 
Oberlin College and Santa Monica City College. 

Mrs. Catherine Schuyler has rejoined the Library staff as a Senior Library Assistant in the Biomedi- 
cal Library. She was formerly a member of the Circulation Department. 

Grace Kim has transferred from the Photographic Service to the Acquisitions Department, where she 
is now a Senior Typist-Clerk in the Checking Section. 



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Resignations have been received from Charles Martin, Biomedical Library, because of illness; 
and Mrs. Sheila Raleigh, Librarian's Office, to remain at home with her family. 

Mrs. Donnarae MacCann, University Elementary School Librarian, has been reclassified from 
Librarian I to Librarian H. 

Charlotte Georgi, Librarian IH, has arrived to take up her new duties as Business Administration 
Librarian. 

New Staff Member at Bureau of Governmental Research 

Dorothy Wells, Bureau of Governmental Research Librarian, announces that Vera B. Petrovich has 
accepted employment as Librarian I in the Bureau, effective October L Miss Petrovich is a graduate 
of the School of Library Science at USC, and has served in the Library of Los Angeles State College. 

Friends of the Library Hold Meeting 

The speaker at the annual meeting of the Friends of the UCLA Library on October 6 was Carl J. 
Weber, emeritus professor of English at Colby College, distinguished bibliophile-bibliographer, whose 
subject was FitzGerald s translation of Omar Khayyam's Rubaiyat, published a century ago this year. 
In the course of a charming talk, Weber discussed his discovery of the true rescuer of FitzGerald from 
the oblivion of the penny book stall. It was not Rossetti, nor was it Swinburne, as most of us have 
believed, who first recognized the merit of FitzGerald's work, but a obscure philologist named Whitley 
Stokes. The story may be read in Weber's centennial edition of FitzGerald's Omar which was recently 
published by the Colby College Press. 

The Friends' meeting was held in the English Reading Room. On display were various editions 
from the Library's large collection of the Rubaiyat. 

Visitors 

Professor Masakichi Hiraguri, of the Department of Economics in the Yokohama National University, 
visited the Oriental Library on Deptember 30. On the following day, Stephen Lin showed him around the 
Main Library and the Institute of Industrial Relations Library. Professor Hiraguri will spend six months 
visiting universities in this country. 

Carl J. Weber, emeritus professor of English at Colby College, Waterville, Maine, visited the De- 
partment of Special Collections on October 6 to see our collection of Omar Khayyam. Mr. Weber was in 
Los Angeles to address the Friends of the UCLA Library. 

Andrew Szabo, Librarian in charge of the Business and Social Sciences Division of San Diego 
State College Library, visited the Library October 8, and was shown around by Ardis Lodge. 

Estelle Brodman, Assistant Librarian for Reference Services of the National Library of Medicine, 
Washington, D.C., visited the Library on October 9, accompanied by Mrs. Nancy Whitehouse of the 
Rand Corporation Library. 

Yuichi Mito, Professor of the English Language at Kobe University of Commerce, visited the Library 
on October 9. He was en route to University of Michigan, where he will be engaged in research this 
winter. 



October 16, 1959 



English University Novels on Exhibit 

"College Life: An Exhibit on the English 
University Novel, 1749-1954," (in the Main Library 
through November 8) is the flowering of a co-oper- 
ative venture between the University Library and 
Mortimer R. Proctor, Associate Professor of 
English on the Riverside campus of the University. 
Mr. Proctor's doctoral dissertation on this sub- 
ject, on which he was working here at UCLA sev- 
eral years ago, required his reading hundreds of 
novels of English university life, most of which 
were lacking in our collection. Largely through a 
generous special arrangement with the late Henry 
Fuller, Reference Librarian of Yale University, 
our Interlibrary Loan Section was able to borrow 
most of the books Mr. Proctor needed. The Li- 
brary, however, not wishing to rest satisfied with 
such a cordial interlibrarv arrangement, immedi- 
ately sought to build its holdings in this field. 




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Acquisition of the Sadleir collection of nineteenth century fiction in 1951 brought a number of choice 
books of the genre to the library; and among the desiderata lists Mr. Powell took to England with him in 
1950 was one based on Mr. Proctor's needs. Some good purchases were made from this list. 

After Mr. Proctor had been granted his Ph.D., in 1951, he continued to encourage and help Wilbur 
Smith in gathering English university novels for the Library. By the time his dissertation was published 
by the University of California Press, in 1957, under tlie title. The English University Novel, the 
Library no longer needed to apologize for its collection in this field. 

In the catalogue prepared for the exhibit by Mr. Proctor, he describes the collection of works here 
on exhibit as "admirably representative of the best and the worst that have been written about English 

universities.... They combine to reveal not only 

the emergence of reformed Oxford and Cambridge, 
but also a significant part of the properly endless 
debate about the function of universities every- 
where. 

The catalogue was designed by Marian Engelke, 
who also designed the layout for the exhibit, under 
the supervision of Anthony Greco and Brooke 
Whiting. 

Some prints shown with the exhibit have been 
lent by Professor Claude E. Jones of the Depart- 
ment of English. 

Both illustrations shown here are from 
Etchings by Thackeray, 1878. 
The Second Term 




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CLA at Sacramento 

The annual conference of the California Library Association opens next Tuesday at Sacramento, 
with sessions to be conducted through Saturday, October 24. Meetings will be held at the Senator 
Hotel and the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium. The conference theme for this year, chosen by Presi- 
dent Alan Covey, is "Books Determine..." 

Ray Bradbury will be the keynote speaker at the first general session. He will be introduced by 
Mr. Powell. Other speakers will include Eugene Burdick, Sarah L. Wallace, George L. Harding, Don 
Freeman, Terrence O'Flaherty, and James D. Hart. 

Constance Strickland will represent the Library as official delegate. Among other staff members 
attending the conference will be Page Ackerman, Herbert Ahn, Donald V. Black, James R. Cox, Anthony 
Greco, Everett Moore, and Jean Moore. 

Progress of the Book (II) 

Blue and Gold Book Shop is the name chosen for his new store by John H. Partridge, a UCLA 
alumnus from Vermont Avenue days and a former dealer in antique furniture. His establishment began 
business in July at 11916 Wilshire Boulevard (between Armacost and Brockton Streets), and it will 
regularly be open on Sundays. Thus far, he reports a flourishing trade in general new books, with some 
paperbacks and remainders; he also has a small section of miscellaneous used books. 

We are pleased to report that in January of this year Ken Crawford moved his bookshop from Bur- 
bank (earlier it was in Minneapolis) to 336 North Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills. He is yet another 
dealer who finds it profitable to remain open for business on Sunday afternoons; perhaps some sort of 
trend is becoming evident here. Mr. Crawford sells only a few new books, and concentrates on used, 
out-of-print, and rare books, particularly in his specialties of Midwestern and Western Americana. 

Plaisir de France, that very bright and attractive French bookshop on Glendon Avenue, a half block 
south of Bullock's in Westwood, came under new management— Mr. and Mrs. G. A. de Turenne— early this 
year. From them may be obtained imported new French books, paperbacks, juveniles, magazines, 
prints, and music and language recordings. 

Ernest E. Gottlieb, dealing in musical literature for over a decade here, has recently moved to a 
new office at 441 South Beverly Drive, Room 12, in Beverly Hills. Mr. Gottlieb's hours are by appoint- 
ment only; he may be reached by telephone (CRestview 60864) or by mail (P.O. Box 3274, Olympic 
Station, Beverly Hills). His books, new and rare, domestic and imported, are all on the subject of music. 

(To be continued.) 

Watts Towers Pictured by GW 

Some beautiful photographs by Gordon Williams of the Towers of Watts, much in the news these 
days, are published in the October issue of Viestways. Their publication now is well timed, for 
last Sunday's papers reported that the towers, built by Sam Rodia over a period of thirty years, and re- 
cently condemned as a hazard by the city building inspectors, had successfully passed a structural 
strength test administered by building engineers. The city officials have agreed to drop their efforts 
to have the towers demolished. 



October 16, 1959 



Faculty Award Lecture at Occidental 



Dr. Poon-Kan Mok, Professor of Chinese History and Culture at Occidental College, will present 
the annual Faculty Award Lecture at Thorne Hall on the Occidental campus, Thursday, October 22, at 
8:15 p.m. Dr. Mok will speak on "Asia Today and the Western World." His wife, Mrs. Man-Hing Mok, is 
the head of our Oriental Library. 



Out of the Doldrums 

Last week we were visited by the author of a book to be published today in New York with the title 
of Embarcadero: True Tales of Sea Adventure from 1849 to 1906. The author's name is Richard H. 

Dillon, vvho is, of course, our "City" Corre- 
spondent. A brief search turned up a copy of 
the book, already in the Library, fortunately 
still in its jacket. "The book contains a 
baker's dozen of true adventures of the sea," 
says the blurb, "taken from ships' logs, manu- 
scripts, newspaper accounts and historical 
records— tales filled with salt spray, blood-and- 
thunder and 'man-overboard' action guaranteed 
to satisfy the hardiest armchair adventurer. 
Asked if he wished to make a statement to his 
readers in Southern California, Mr. Dillon said 
only that he wished to commend the editors of 
the UCLA Librarian for their fearless stand for 
yellow journalism. 

Mr. Dillon acknowledged that he is lending 

assistance to his publisher, Coward-McCann, 

in promoting his book. He did not elaborate 

on his plans. 

William Ramirez Photo 

Watch the heavens for developments. 
The author, hard at work. 




Luncheon for Visiting Special Librarians 

A two-week course on "Information Storage and Retrieval," offered by Physical Sciences and Engin- 
eering Extension early this month, attracted 28 students in all. At a luncheon on October 2 at the 
Faculty Center, several librarians and library supervisors among them were guests: Robert M. Hayes, 
Head, Business Systems Department, Magnavox Research and Development Laboratories, Los Angeles, 
instructor for the course; Robert E. Anderson, Coordinator of Technical Information, Minnesota Mining 
and Manufacturing Company, St. Paul; Danny T. Bedsole, Special Projects Librarian, United Aircraft 
Corporation, East Hartford, Conn.; Merle N. Boylan, Engineering Librarian, Convair Division, General 
Dynamics, San Diego; Estelle Brodman, Assistant Librarian for Reference Services, National Library of 
Medicine, Washington, D.C.; Peter G. Pocock, Reference Librarian, General Electric Company Tempo, 
Santa Barbara; Lee F. Tarman, Head, Technical Library Division, Sandia Corporation, Albuquerque; 
Helen J. Waldron, Assistant Librarian, Rand Corporation, Santa Monica; and Nancy A. Whitehouse, Li- 
brarian, Engineering Documents Control, Rand Corporation, Santa Monica. 

The hosts were Page Ackerman, Donald V. Black, Louise Darling, Paul Miles, and Johanna E. 
Tallman, of the Library, and Andrew H. Horn, of the School of Library Service, who also served as a 
guest lecturer for the course. 



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"Challenge in Reading" Exhibit in College Library 

The first in the College Library's series of "Challenge in Reading" exhibits, now on display in the 
Open Stack Section, presents books which members of the faculty wish to recommend to students to read 
for their own enjoyment and stimulation. Professors Abraham Kaplan, Blake Nevius, and C. Page 
Smith made the selections for the current "Challenge in Heading." Students are welcome to examine 
the books on the exhibit shelves, and to borrow them for one week. The exhibit will continue until 
November 1 \. 

SLA Annual Meeting 

The Southern California Chapter of the Special Libraries Association will meet jointly with the 
San Francisco Bay Region Chapter for the annual conference on Saturday, October 24, at El Mirador 
Hotel, Sacramento. Donald V. Black, Physics Librarian, will attend the sessions. 

WLB's New Editor 

John VVakeman, of the Brooklyn Public Ijibrary, former branch librarian in Dagenham, Essex, in 
England, and an exchange librarian a few years ago at l^rooklyn, lias been appointed Editor of the 
Wilson Library Bulletin, succeeding Marie Loiseaux. Anyone who wonders about Mr. Wakeman's own 
prose style need only look at a minor classic of his, "A Way Through the Wood," a book talk first 
delivered on the BBC and later published in the ALA Bullcliri for June 1956. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, 
Los Angeles 24. Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editors: James R. Cox, Richard Zuniwinkle. 
Contributors to this issue: Page Ackerman, James G. Davis, Anthony Greco, Man-IIing Mok, Wilbur J. 
Smith, Brooke Whiting. 



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Volume 13, Number 2 October 30, 1959 



From the Librarian 

Our staff s participation in the professional activities of CLA revealed a Uclan behind every potted 
palm in Sacramento (pun if you must). I was asked how this year's conference compared with the one 
in Sacramento nine years ago, and I replied that although it had fewer high points this year's meeting 
revealed wider and deeper concern on the part of librarians for better state-wide library service and 
professional status. Under a series of strong presidents, CLA has become more professional and as a 
result more powerful in bettering librarianship. 

Perhaps my greatest inspiration was derived from seeing Susan T. Smith, former city librarian of 
Berkeley and graduate of the State Library School fifty-seven years ago, keep pace with the conference 
from beginning to end. 

Before leaving for Sacramento 1 invited the five newest staff members to discuss with me what they, 
as new graduates, expect professionally of the library, and likewise what the library expects of them. 

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Personnel Notes 

John Murray Ross, Librarian I, has replaced Amulfo Trejo on the staff of the Reference Department. 
Mr. Ross has a Bachelor's degree from the University of British Columbia and worked for several years 
as a library assistant in the Vancouver Public Library. He received his M.S. in L.S. at the University 
of Southern California in 1957 and has been working since then as assistant music librarian at Queens 
College, New York City. 

Arthur Eugene Wilson has been hired as a Laboratory Assistant I in Photographic Service to replace 
Dee Webster who recently resigned. Mr. Wilson attended the Brown-Mackie School of Business in 
Kansas, and has had photographic experience in the U.S.A.F. 

Committee Chairmanship for Miss Norton 

Elizabeth Norton, Head of the Serials Section, Acquisitions Department, has recently accepted an 
appointment to serve as chairman of a committee to draw up an international list of subscription agents. 
The committee will work within the Serials Section of the Resources and Technical Services Division, 
American Library Association. 



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Visitors 

Jose V. Aguilar, Co-Director of the Philippine Center for Language Study, Manila, visited the 
English Reading Room on October 8 with Clifford H. Prator, Jr., Associate Professor of English. 

Miss Louise Stull, on the staff of the Reference Department and Curriculum Laboratory at Fresno 
State College Library, visited the Library and also the Curriculum Laboratory on October 10 accompa- 
nied by her mother. 

Paul Angoulvent, Director-General of the University Presses of France, was a visitor to the Library 
October 13, when he was shown around by Page Ackerman. Richard O'Brien conducted him to the 
Huntington Library, and was his host at luncheon. 

Pablo Keins, Buenos Aires, antiquarian book dealer and a memLer of the bookselling Rosenthal 
family, visited the Library October 16. Mr. Keins was in the United States for the recent international 
conference of antiquarian bookmen held in New York. 

Leonard Davis, M.D., Beverly Hills, visited the Library, including the Department of Special Col- 
lections, October 22, accompanied by Eli Sobel, Associate Professor of German. 

Orientation Tours of Chemistry and Geology Libraries 

The fourth branch library informal orientation of 1959/60 will be held on Thursday, November 12, 
in the Chemistry and Geology Libraries, Rooms 4238 and 4272 respectively of the Chemistry-Geology 
building. Librarians Eve Dolbee and Fred Heinritz will welcome visitors from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 
from 2 to 4 p.m. Staff members are asked to schedule visits to arrive on the hour or the half hour so 
that each group may be given an uninterrupted orientation. 

Progress of the Book (ill) 

Rockel's Book Store has had several locations in Santa Monica for the past eleven years. In July 
the owner, John Rockel, moved his shop into smaller quarters in an arcade at 1437 Third Street. He 
continues to trade in general used books, new and used paperbacks, and new and used magazines. 

In June of 1958, Wilbur and Ida Needham opened their Needham Book Finders at 11613!4 San Vicente 
Boulevard, a block or so north of Wilshire, in Brentwood. Both proprietors have had extensive experience 
with books in bookselling, reviewing, and library work. Several months ago, they doubled the size of 
their premises, and now in their two small adjoining store fronts they have general used and out-of-print 
books, juveniles, and paperbacks, with some rare dance items and literary first editions. 

The Glendon Book Fair, 1021 Glendon Avenue in Westwood, was established in March 1958 by 
Robert Klonsky and Mitchell Spindel. It is a new book shop with especially strong holdings of art books, 
and an enormous number of paperback titles. 

Boulevard Book Shop, at 10634 West Pico Boulevard (one block east of Overland) in West Los An- 
geles, changed ownership in mid-1958. Cliff McCarty, the new proprietor, continues to offer general 
used and out-of-print books as well as new and used paperbacks to his neighborhood clientele. 

The Book Nook, a tiny but flourishing enterprise in the Brentwood Country Mart (225 26th Street, 
Santa Monica), expanded in size last winter. Karl Oldberg, proprietor of the shop, acquired a small room 
across the aisle from his original counter, which perhaps trebled his sales area for new books, paper- 
backs, and magazines. 



October 30, 1959 



German Book Design on Exhibit 



Examples of "Modern German Book Design" from the Klingspor Museum, Offenbach am Main, will be 
on display in the Main Library November 9 through 13. Some 115 books and 64 drawings, several tapes- 
tries, and examples of distinctive bookbinding, illustration, 
typography, and calligraphy will be shown. 

Dr. Hans A. Halbey, Director of the Museum, will give 
an illustrated lecture on international book design on 
Wednesday evening, November 11, at 8:30, in Humanities 
Building 1200. Dr. Halbey will discuss the contribution 
to the book arts of Picasso, Henry Moore, Chagall, and 
Matisse. Hlustrated children's books and books with 
original prints by Max Beckmann, Oskar Kokoschka, 
Aristide Maillol, Imre Reiner, Hann Trier, Heinz Trokes, 
Gerhard Marcks, Gunter Bohmer, and Mario Marini will be 
included in the display. 

The Museum was founded in 1953 around the collection 
of Dr. Karl Klingspor, who died in 1950. His library was 
given to the city of Offenbach by the Klingspor family. 
With their Eckmann-face printing type, Dr. Klingspor and 
his brother Wilhelm are said to have caused a revolution 
in the lettering art towards the end of the nineteenth cen- 
tury. The Museum is devoted exclusively to modern print- 
ing craftsmanship. 

Arranged by the Borsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels and the Klingspor Museum, the traveling 
display has been shown at Boston University, Brooklyn Public Library, Catholic University of America, 
the University of Kentucky, the Newberry Library, and the University of California at Berkeley. 

Post Cord Exhibit 

Now on display in the entrance hall to the Department of Special Collections are early post cards 
with colored views of southern California from 1890 to 1920. The cards have been acquired over the 
past ten years, many coming from the collection of the late J. Gregg Layne, former editor of the Quarterly 
of the Historical Society of Southern California. 

Victorian Literature of 1859 on Exhibit 

In commemoration of their centenary, selected Victorian books first published in 1859 are now on 
display in the Department of Special Collections. Among these first editions are Alfred Tennyson's 
Idylls of the King, Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species, Charles Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities, 
and George Eliot's Adam Bede. Early photographs of some of the authors are included in the exhibit, 
which was designed by Yvonne Schroeder. 

Acknowledgments 




Morris Greenspan, in his Modern Law of Land Warfare, recently published by the University Press, 
offers "particular acknowledgments to Miss Hilda Gray and her staff in the Government Publications 
Room at the University of California, Los Angeles. . ." 



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California Library Association Convention 

The 61sl annual conference of the CLA met in Sacramento last week, October 20-23, with the theme 
that "iiooks Determine. . ." Alan D. Covey opened the meeting with his President's Reception on Tues- 
day evening in the ballroom of the E. B. Crocker Art Gallery. Guests saw a retrospective exhibit, 
entitled "Twenty Years of Western Books," arranged by the Rounce & Coffin Club; the exhibit catalogue, 
printed by Anderson, Ritchie, & Simon, was distributed as a keepsake. 

Several members of the UCLA Library staff attended sessions of the conference, and the following 
articles are their reports. 

General Sessions 

President Alan D. Covey opened the first general session of the CLA conference on Wednesday with 
a welcome to the delegates. In his presidential report he suggested four projects for the organization 
to consider: a public relations program to increase professional prestige, an active recruitment campaign, 
improvement of library schools, and bettering of working conditions. 

Ray Bradbury, the principal speaker of the session, was introduced by Mr. Powell. Mr. Bradbury 
spoke on "Literature in the Space Age," and included entertaining anecdotes about his own writing 
efforts, of particular interest to those who know his published science fiction. The space age which we 
now enter, the speaker asserted, is the gravest in man's history; science fiction is a means of anticipat- 
ing problems which we will face. Science fiction also serves as a method of handling ideas indirectly, 
and has important functions of criticism. 

Vice-President June Bayless conducted the second general session on Thursday, held jointly with 
the annual exhibitors' night. Don Freeman entertained the audience with chalk sketches and luminous 
drawings, done to musical accompaniment, and illustrated the techniques he has used in several children's 
books. The third general session on Friday included a talk, "Is TV Anti-Library?" by Terrence O'Flaherty, 
columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle. 

The fourth general session and bamiuet in the Linpire I{ooiti of the Senator Hotel, Friday evening, 
closed the conference. Mrs. Helen A. Lveiett. President of (JllRLS, was in charge and introduced the 
speaker, James D. Hart, Vice-Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Hart paid 
a scholarly tribute to 100 years of California fine printers who followed Zamorano. He traced the state 
history of the art from Edward Bosqui, who produced handsome texts between 1864 and 1906, to the 
modern St. Albert's Press of Brother Antoninus. He spoke of Charles A. Murdock, Bruce Porter, and 
Porter Garnett, and of the influence of William Morris, the Doves Press, and DeVinne on the art of 
printing here. John Henry Nash, with his distinctively elegant style, was a landmark for many years, 
an example of the maturity of California fine printing. Four California book clubs have had an important 
influence upon the development of fine printing— Book Club of California, Roxburghe Club, Zamorano 
Club, and Rounce & Coffin Club. The Book Club of California first used a new San Francisco printer 
in 1921, the Grabhorn Press. Professor Hart paid eloquent tribute to the Grabhorns and stressed their 
influence on modern fine printing, not only in California but nationally and internationally. 

He talked of the leading influence of Gregg Anderson on southern California printing, and of the 
subsequent work of Bruce McCallister, Grant Dahlstrom, Ward Ritchie, and Saul and Lillian Marks. 
A capacity audience responded with an ovation to Dr. Hart's succinct history of California fine print- 
ing. 



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Documents Committee 

Chairman L. Kenneth Wilson, City Librarian of Palo Alto, presided over a well-attended session of 
the Documents Committee on Wednesday. In an address on "The Library Distribution Act and How It 
Works," John E. Berke, Senior Administrative Analyst of the California State Department of Finance, 
discussed in detail the proposed revisions of the California Library Depository System. He expressed 
the hope that the revisions would make state publications more accessible and more equitably distributed, 
in terms of existing depositories, population centers, and distances and travel time. 

Mr. Berke said that libraries should not ask to become depositories unless they have adequate 
housing and personnel to service the documents; the state printing office issues only a limited number 
of copies for deposit. Welcome news to librarians is the announced speeding up in publication of the 
monthly and annual listings of state publications by means of flexograph and varityper. 

Proposed revisions have been published in Management Siu'vey number 1032 of the Organization and 
Cost Control Division, State Department of Finance. 

Legislation Committee 

"CLA's Legislative Program— Where We Have Been, Where We Are Going, and How," was the subject 
of a panel discussion presented on Wednesday by the Legislation Committee and moderated by the chair- 
man, Mrs. Dorothy M. Thomas. 

Karl Vollmayer, CLA's legislative advocate, reported on our successes and failures in the last 
legislature: six bills passed, three withdrawn, and two defeated (including the Library Services Act). 
Public librarians responded affirmatively to the question: "Sliall we continue to push the Library Services 
Act in substantially the form it is now?" The Grunsky Committee on Education has announced that the 
Act is on its agenda for study before the next legislative session. 

Mrs. C. R. Clar, legislative advisor of the League of Women Voters, spoke on the art of lobbying 
and mentioned recent changes in legislative procedures which have made life easier for the lobbyist. 
Coleman Bleese, legislative advisor of tlie Friends Committee on Legislation, discussed changes in 
the legislature's membership, and pointed out the need for each organization to set its priorities and 
focus its efforts on leading objectives. 

Regional Resources Coordinating Committee 

Under the chairmanship of W. Roy Holleman, Librarian at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the 
committee met Wednesday afternoon to present a panel discussion of past, present, and future committee 
activities. Despite the absence of several announced participants, the present members described 
various cooperative projects in their regions of the state, for example, a supplement to the Union List 
of Newspapers, a Union List of Microtext Editions, a list of libraries having materials in Russian and 
Asian languages, and a self-supporting regional reference center. 

Recruitment and Professional Education Committee 

Committee chairman John C Weckcr (Los Angeles State College) conducted a panel discussion by 
library sciiool educators un the training programs available in each institution. Participants were 
J. Periam Danton, School of Librariansliip, University of California, Berkeley; Martha Boaz, School of 
Library Science, Universitv of Southern California; and Sister VI. Lucille, Library School, Immaculate 
Heart College. Andrew II. Horn, who was unable to be present due to his chairing the concurrent Library 
History Committee meeting, prepared a statement, read by the chairman, on current developments in the 
planning of UCLA's new School of Library Service. 



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Wine and Books 

A tasting ceremony of eight fine Napa Valley wines, supplied by the Charles Krug Winery, formally 
opened a delightful session of "adult education" (which soon became relaxed without loss of decorum) 
sponsored by the Public Libraries Section on Wednesday evening. At the buffet supper which followed, 
300 guests heard a suitably bookish talk on wine history and the California wine industry by Maynard A. 
Amerine, Professor of Enology, University of California at Davis, and received his bibliography of 
contemporary wine books as a keepsake. A strong UCLA delegation attended. 

Public Relations Institute-Books and People 

Public Relations Committee, with chairman Faythe Elliott (Oakland Public Library) presiding, held 
sessions on Thursday and Friday to hear Sarah L. Wallace, Public Relations Director of the Minneapolis 
Public Library, speak on internal library public relations. Good relations between staff and management 
are essential, and should be expressed by effective communication, democratic practices, publication 
of personnel policies, and orientation and training programs for new employees. The library, in fact, 
must have friendly relations with many publics— staff members, their families, "Friends' groups, library 
users, donors, government, schools, and various media of communication. 

"Librarian Bites Dog" was the title of Miss Wallace's second talk on the practical elements of 
creating library publicity. Both sessions produced lively response from her audience. 

College, University, and Research Libraries Section 

CURLS held its annual meeting on Thursday in the new library building of Sacramento State College 
to hear a discussion of "The New ACRL Standards" by Richard B. Harwell, Executive Secretary of the 
Association of College and Research Libraries, John Paul Stone, San Diego State College Librarian,- and 
Julian Michel, Associate Librarian of the Associated Colleges of Claremont. Donald Davidson, Univer- 
sity Librarian on the Santa Barbara campus, was the moderator, or, as he preferred to call himself, the 
"Immoderator," since he sought to elicit discussion of contentious issues by stating his own positive 
views on them. 

There seemed to be no disagreement with general statements about the need for high standards in 
library organization (e.g., the importance of library committees, of clear channels of authority, of ade- 
quate systems of statistical reporting) and in library buildings (space standards, employment of planning 
consultants, testing of equipment), but several participants doubted the helpfulness of such general 
principles in solving specific problems for libraries of widely differing sizes in institutions of widely 
differing aims. 

Each library, it was agreed, must conscientiously apply the standards to its own situation. Its 
scope of interest and its size will be determined by the college program. As Mr. Davidson pointed out, 
librarians should beware depending, in their programs for development, too strictly on statistical analyses 
by official commissions. The speakers implied that the present situation in California calls for inde- 
pendent judgment and for resistance to uncritical acceptance of standards, which must necessarily be 
stated in broad terms. 

Special Libraries Association 

The Southern California chapter of SLA met jointly with the San Francisco Bay Area chapter on 
Saturday at the top of El Mirador Hotel, affording an excellent view of the city. Staff members of the 
California State Library described the many and varied "Resources and Services Which the State Library 
Can Provide to Special Libraries." The speakers explained the operation of the State Library, particu- 
larly the Government Publications Section, California Room, and Law Section. 



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Coulter Lecture 

The dinner of the University of California School of Librarianship Alumni Association, held Thurs- 
day evening at the Elks Club and featuring an entree derived from an animal of the same name, was 
otherwise redeemed by President Edwin T. Coman's genial chairmanship, Frederick Wemmer's expansive 
roll call (Susan T. Smith, '02, walked off with the oldest-graduate honors), and George L. Harding's 
forceful and succinct Edith M. Coulter Lecture on post-Zamorano Spanish imprints. Mr. Harding paid 
special tribute to Viola L. Warren's edition of the Botica, first printed by L. R. at Sonoma in 1838, and 
issued in 1954 as a keepsake by the Friends of the UCLA Library. David Heron, former assistant 
editor of the UCLA Librarian, was elected President of the association to succeed Mr. Coman, and Dean 
J. Periam Danton closed the evening with a "benediction," in the course of which he spoke hopefully of 
the School's eventually having quarters commensurate with its needs. 

Trustees Section 

Because of insufficient room for the audience, the Trustees Section meeting on Friday was moved 
to a Hearing Room in the Capitol Annex where soft seats and panelled walls, and the speaker's honeyed 
words, lulled the audience. Mr. Powell's title was "The Old Refrain," and after teasing his auditors 
with threats to speak about some of his other less-publicized passions, he settled down to speak, as he 
was supposed to, about his favorite 4-letter word, B— K, and in particular about the role of public librar- 
ies in his life, from South Pasadena, California, to Dallas, Texas. Of great importance, he said, is the 
paradoxical fact that the public library is one of the few remaining places in a city where one can be 
private. Mr. Powell also chilled his audience (momentarily) by reading from The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu, 
and confessed to having written under its influence, while in the eighth grade, a serial called "The Quest 
of the Purple Dragon." The meeting was chaired by Mrs. Edith Cohendet, trustee of the Burlingame 
Public Library. 

Reference Librarians Round Table 

Mrs. Alice L. Olsen (San Jose Public Library), President of the Reference Librarians Round Table, 
presided over the first program meeting of the year-old organization. George F. Farrier, Santa Clara 
County Librarian, moderated a panel of college and public librarians discussing whether certain refer- 
ence materials in public libraries can properly be discarded, or whether the needs of students require 
that collections be preserved. Consideration of a proposed discarding procedure, such as the method 
used for obsolete scientific and technical books at the Long Beach Public Library, revealed widely 
differing opinions by the participants. 

Round Table officers for 1960 were installed: President William L. Emerson (Long Beach Public 
Library), Vice-President, President-Elect Margaret Rhodes (Oakland Public Library), and Secretary- 
Treasurer Anthony Greco (UCLA). 

Technical Processes Round Table 

The new Round Table met Friday in an organizational meeting to approve a procedures manual and 
to elect permanent officers. The question of mandatory membership in CLA for Round Table participants 
aroused heated debate and was not resolved. 

Douglas Mills of the California State Library Processing Center described the origin and first-year 
progress of this important experiment in cooperative technical processing. The Center, operating on 
funds from the federal Library Services Act, performs ordering and cataloging functions for about eighteen 
libraries in central and northern California. 



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Staff Organizations Round Table 

President Abraiiam Orenstein (Riverside Public Library) presided on Friday at the second annual 
meeting of CLA's SORT. He described SORT's survey of the policies of California libraries in grant- 
ing leaves for professional meetings and, in summarizing the findings, reported that the policies of 
the great majority appear to be quite liberal— with a few notable and dismaying exceptions. The study 
will continue in order to include libraries not yet surveyed. 

James Cox, program chairman, introduced Robert Oliver, Director, Management Development Pro- 
gram, Hughes Aircraft Corporation. Speaking on "Staff Work in Industry," Mr. Oliver defined manage- 
ment development as "managing in a way that accelerates your subordinates' growth and your own," 
and management education as "training designed to increase management knowledge or skills." Two 
basic techniques are adaptable to any job situation: the well-known job instruction training and the 
newer sensitivity training, a promising but difficult method developed by Kemper and Tregoe of the 
Rand Corporation. Sensitivity training entails the testing of a supervisor in pre-determined job situa- 
tions, so that he might gain in self-knowledge and in consideration for others. 

Steering Committee election results were announced, and Martha Van Horn (Kern County Free Li- 
brary) was introduced as SORT President for 1960. 

Trustees Luncheon 

The need for bookish and humane librarians was the subject of Sarah L. Wallace's talk at the 
Trustees Section luncheon on Friday in the Sky Room of El Mirador Hotel. Miss Wallace, who is Public 
Relations Director of the Minneapolis Public Library, continued to captivate Californians with her 
charming good sense, as she did a year ago at the Goleta Conference on Library Reporting. It is hoped 
that her third trip to California will be on a one-way ticket. 

Section President Mrs. Edith Cohendet, trustee of the Burlingame Public Library, presided at the 
luncheon and conferred awards for devoted service on trustees from Corona del Mar and San Leandro. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. Editor: Everett Moore. 
Assistant Editor: James R. Cox. Acting Editor, this issue: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this 
issue: Page Ackernian. Herbert K. Ahn, Donald V. Black, Elizabeth Hradstreel, Richard Hrorjie, 
Anthony Greco, Andrew H. Horn, Grace Hunt, James Mink, Lawrence Clark Powell, Yvonne Schroeder, 
Constance Strickland, Brooke Whitint;. 



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November 13, 1959 



From the Librarian 

The Library Council has been meeting for two days at the University Medical Center in San Fran- 
cisco, where our host is Provost-Professor-Librarian J.B. de CM. Saunders, F.R.C.S., erudite bookman 
and prince of raconteurs. University Librarian Davidson of the Santa Barbara Campus is this year's 
Council Secretary under a new policy which will rotate the position among the several campuses instead 
of alternating between Berkeley and Los Angeles, as has been done since the Council was created in 
1945. 

Last weekend I flew into San Antonio on a "blue norther," which dropped the temperature overnight 
from 81 to 26 . My purpose was to survey rare books and special collections in the Public Library 
and to make recommendations for collecting, housing, and staffing. I found a strong old institution re- 
vitalized by William Holman, Oklahoman, who in two years in San Antonio has proved an imaginative, 
dedicated, and dynamic leader. 

In addition to speaking informally at a staff luncheon and formally to an evening meeting of the 
Friends, I met with Mrs. David Jacobson, president of the Board, explored the library throughout, 
visited historic shrines, and was charmed by this cosmopolitan old river-city in the heart of Texas. I 
also had a faith-renewing visit to the College of Our Lady of the Lake. Here I encountered library 
school students inspired by Sister Jane Marie and her colleagues, and my advice to them was to go 
beyond the Texan borders for graduate work and library experience, and thus carry enthusiastic belief 
to others. Enthusiasm and belief are rare qualities in any human activity today and should be propa- 
gated to the widest extent. 



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Fall Meeting of CURLS 



The Southern Division of the College, University, and Research Libraries Section, CLA, will meet 
on the University of Redlands campus, Saturday, November 21. Chairman William E. Conway, Super- 
vising Bibliographer at the Clark Library, has planned a panel discussion of library accreditation 
problems, to be moderated by Miss Evelyn Huston, of the California Institute of Technology. Partici- 
pants will be William Eshelman, L^os Angeles State College, Rev. Charles DoUen, University of San 
Diego, and Professor Raymond Rydell, San Fernando Valley State College. Reservation-j for luncheon 
should be made by Wednesday, November 18, with Miss Harriet Genung, Mount San Antonio College, 
in Walnut. 



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Personnel Notes 

Joye Blaine, Senior Library Assistant in the Circulation Department, has resigned to be married. 

Mrs. Syivia Stanford, Senior Library Assistant at tlie Clark Library, has resigned to accompany her 
husband to Tacoma. 

Mrs. Alice Buza, Senior Library Assistant in the Government Publications Room, is transferring to 
the Admissions Office. 

Readers and Visitors 

Dr. jorma Vairia Vallinkoski, Chief Librarian of the Helsinki University Library, visited the Library 
on October 29 and was shown around by Richard Zumwinkle. He had lunch with Mr. Powell, Miss 
Ackerman, and Mr. Miles at the Faculty Center, and was then shown the Maitland Exhibit of Modern 
Painting in the Art Building. Dr. Vallinkoski is visiting the United States under the auspices of the 
Foreign Leader Program of the State Department, to study administration of American libraries and the 
handling of manuscript collections. 

Mrs. Helen Rait, of La Jolla, visited the Department of Special Collections on November 6 to work 
on the papers of Margaret Collier Graham, the California author, on whom she is writing a book. 

Open House 

The Library will participate in the campus-wide Open House on Sunday by welcoming Homecoming 
visitors in all public service departments from 1 to 5 p.m. For the University's fortieth anniversary, a 
special display in the foyer exhibit case has been designed by Anthony Greco and Brooke Whiting. 

Miss Georgi on "The Businessman in the Novel" 

The latest publication by Charlotte Georgi, Business Administration Librarian, is The Businessman 
in the Novel (Chapel Hill, 1959), published as volume one, number one of the Library Study Outlines, a 
new series from the University of North Carolina Library. Her very readable bibliographical essay is 
concerned with the changing treatment of the businessman, whether hero or villain, in American litera- 
ture from The Rise of Silas Lapham by Howells, in 1885, to the latest novels on the hucksters and the 
organization men. Dreiser, James, Norris, Sinclair, Twain, Fitzgerald, Tarkington, Sinclair Lewis, 
Dos Passos, Farrell, O'Hara, Marquand, and Bromfield are among the authors represented in her anno- 
tated entries. A checklist of some three hundred novels in the genre is appended. 

Interllbrary Services Discussed by PAL Group 

Esther Euler, Hilda Gray, and Johanna Tallman spoke on reference services and interlibrary lend- 
ing at a meeting of members of the Pacific Aeronautical Library service, held in the PAL on October 
28 and conducted by Mrs. Nell Steinmetz. Among the subjects discussed were substitution of photo- 
copies for original periodicals, the essential information needed from inquirers by mail or telephone, 
and an explanation of present pressures on local campus libraries. 

The UCLA speakers, in discussing interlibrary loans, asked that standard request forms be used 
by borrowers, and that full bibliographical data be supplied whenever possible. Private firms are 
urged to use one another's libraries rather than depend so much on academic libraries. It was suggested 
that frequently-borrowed books might better be purchased by the borrowing firm. The speakers asked 
also that requests for books on interlibrary loan and for verification of entries be sent in writing, since 
telephone calls oflen interrupt service to the library's academic users. 



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Japanese Librarians V/ill Visit Los Angeles 

Nine Japanese librarians, who have been making an intensive study of American library practices iu 
the field of reference and advisory services, will arrive in Los Angeles on November 22 for a stay of 
one week. This is the last stop of a two-month F ield Seminar on Library Reference Services in the 
United States. The Seminar is being sponsored by the American Library Association and is supported 
by a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation. 

The group will spend Tuesday, November 24, at UCLA, visiting libraries and observing reference 
services. A luncheon will be given for them at the Faculty Center, and a late afternoon reception and 
concert by the UCLA Gagaku at the Music Building. 

On Friday, November 27, the last formal meeting of the Seminar in the United States will be held 
at UCLA. Consultants for this meeting will include Andrew \l. Horn, Edwin Castagna, Long Beach City 
Librarian, Mrs. Tliclma Jacknian, Social Sciences Librarian of the Los Angeles Public Library, and 
Martha Boaz, Dean of the School of Library Science at USC. The Chairman will be Everett Moore. 
Gordon Stone is a member of the arrangements committee for the Los Angeles visit. Miss Naomi Fukuda, 
Librarian of the International House of Japan, is chairman of the Japanese group. 

Exhibit WHI Commemorate Schiller Bicentennial 

[■rieu'nch Schiller, Dramatist and Poet: Bicentennial, 1759-1959, will be the featured exhibit in 
the Main Library from November 15 through December 4. Photographs of rare materials on Schiller, lent 
by the Consulate of the German Federal Republic, will illustrate the course of Schiller's life, literature, 
and diaina. 

The l^ibrary is cooperating with the Committee on Fine Arts Productions and Public Lectures, and 
the Departments of Germanic Languages, History, Music, and Theater Arts in this commemoration of the 
200th anniversary of Schiller's birth. Other events of the celebration have included a symposium on the 
man as a poet, a faculty lecture on the man as a dramatist, and a performance by the Opera Workshop of 
selections from Verdi's "Don Carlos" and "I^uisa Miller." This afternoon at three o'clock there will be 
a lecture on Schiller's use of history in his writings. On the evenings of November 18-21, there will be 
a Theater Arts production of "Don Carlos," and on November 20, an evening of reading of Schiller's 
poetry. 

Department of Exhibits Not Seen 

This, we iiope, will not be a regular department in this publication, but is presented here in recog- 
nition of a noble effort which came to naught. On the occasion of the visit to the campus last week of 
His Excellency Sekou Toure, President of Guinea, Mary Ryan was asked to prepare an exhibit in his 
honor which would be set up in the Faculty Center, where he was to be officially received. Materials 
on West Africa were assembled, a poster was prepared by Marian Engelke, and the exhibit was mounted 
with the assistance of James Davis. But President Toure ran late on his schedule, and in order to get 
him to Schoenberg Hall in time for his public lecture the reception had to be cancelled. The exhibit 
was greatly enjoyed by several members of the Faculty Center dining room staff who happened by while 
the exhibit was being set up. Miss Ryan did not tear the display to shreds when word was received of 
the change in plans. 

Library Dedication ot Loyola 

The jjoyola University of Los Angeles will hold dedication ceremonies for the Charles Von Der 
Ahe Library toriiorro>-. , on the University campus. Mr. Powell will represent President Kerr for the Uni- 
versity of California. 



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Arizona State University Survey 

I'lvcrett Moore participated with Richard B. Harwell, Executive Secretary of the Association of Col- 
lege and Research Libraries, in a survey of the Arizona State University Library, at Tempe, during the 
week of October 26-30. The University, now engaged in an extensive survey of its entire program, in- 
vited the American Library Association to undertake this part of the study, to determine the adequacy of 
the Library in the rapidly expanding University. 

Honors for Anthony Hall 

Anthony Hall, of the Librarian's Office, has been notified that he graduated with honors from the 
School of Library Service at Columbia University, in the summer class of 1959. 

Progress of the Book (IV) 

Cannon Books and Supplies, named for proprietor \drian Cannon, this month celebrates its first 
anniversary of business. The firm is housed in a modern building at 1714 Westwood Boulevard. West 
Los Angeles, one block north of Santa Monica Boulevard. The sliop provides general new books, juve- 
niles, magazines, stationery, and, especially, religious books and supplies for the Latter Day Saints 
churches. 

E. A. Cooke, after several years of experience in the local book trade, on January first of this year 
inaugurated Cooke's Arcade Book Mart at 12B Arcade Building, 1230 Fourth Street (near Wilshire), Santa 
Monica. The small shop is stocked with a variety of new and used books and paperbacks. 

Culver Center Stationers, just off Washington Boulevard at 3877 Culver Center, Culver City, has for 
several years displayed a selection of new books. Witli the addition of Mrs. Hazel Martin as manager of 
the book department in April 1959, the book stock has been expanded considerably. The book section 
is in a rear corner of the store, and might be further enlarged soon . More than half of the titles are 
children's books. 

New Editor (or Library Journal 

Eric Moon, former Director of Public Library Services for Newfoundland, has been named Editor of 
tlie Library journaL An article in the issue of October 15 describes Mr. Moon's broad experience in 
British and Canadian libraries, professional associations, and publications. Mr. Powell will serve on a 
board of seven Consulting Editors to assist him. Other board members are Karl Brown, St. Martin's Press, 
former Editor of L]; John V. Eastlick, Librarian, Denver Public Library; Luther Evans, Brookings Insti- 
tution, former Librarian of Congress; Robert D. Franklin, Director, Toledo Public Liibrary; Wayne 
Kalenich, Technical Information Assistant, General Products Division, IBM; and Ralph Shaw, Director, 
School of Library Services, Rutgers University. 

Rare Books at Davis 

The Library has received an exhibition catalogue, entitled A Selection of Rare and Interesting Books 
from the Library of the University of California, Davis, with extensive annotations on volumes displayed 
for the Uenaissance Conference of Northern California, held at Davis on October 10. Famous works of 
the sixteenth and seventeenth centui'ies, printed in England or on the Continent, are included, many 
coming from the C. K.. Ogden library, which was acquired for the statewide University by Mr. Powell in 
1957. Librarians and faculty members at the Davis campus prepared the notes for tiie booklet, which was 
edited by Hilton Landry, Department of English, and J. Richard Blanchard, Head Librarian. 



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Roland Dennis Hussey 

The Los Angeles campus suffered the loss of a leading scholar of Latin American affairs 
in the death of Roland D. Hussey. a member of the Departinent of History since 1926; and the 
Library lost one of its strongest friends. Professor Russell H. Fitzgibbon, a member of the 
Department of Political Science since 1936, and also an authority on Latin American affairs, 
has contributed the first of these notes on Mr. Hussey. 

Roland Dennis Hussey— or "'Dennie," as his many friends affectionately called him— is gone, pre- 
maturely, from the campus, but the good work that he did here in his many years of connection with the 
University will long remain, and probably nowhere more solidly or constructively than in the Library. 
He told me once that the only committee on which he really liked to serve (though he never refused a 
call of duty) was the Senate I^ibrary Committee. And he did give it devoted service, as member and as 
chairman, on more than one tour of dutv- The Library was indeed close to Dennie's heart, and I dare 
say that no one on this campus was more thoroughly convinced than he that a library is the soul of a 
university. 

His work as teacher and counselor, as scholar and bibliographer is well known, not only locally 
but nationally. His devotion to duty could lead him, variously, to a successful term of service in a 
responsible State Department position or to a rugged, almost pioneering, trip down the San Juan River 
in Nicaragua, about which he lectured and wrote. But that devotion sooner or later brought him back 
to the materials, manuscript and printed, out of which history is written. That meant, in the long run, 
a library. I am sure that he would have agreed that a good research library could exist without a sur- 
rounding campus, but that it would be absurd to think of a university campus without a library as its 
heart. 

K.H.F. 

He was a big man, built like a Yankee ranger, at the same time gruff and gentle, bold and shy. His 
keen blue eyes, behind gold-rimmed glasses, saw through the Library in all its departments and through 
its librarians. He was one of our sternest critics and kindest friends, and there is no one to take his 
place. 

I first met him in 1938 at the public catalog, where he as Professor and I as librarian junior grade 
found ourselves doing the same kind of bibliographical checking. Students probably thought him a 
librarian. He was in the Library every day, year after year, ciiecking, annotating, comparing, verifying, 
striding about with coattails flying, saying in a Boston accent exactly what he thought was good and 
bad, interested in everything bibliographical, himself a great collector of ephemera (I persuaded him to 
write an article about this for the California Library Bulletin), and a connoisseur of fine printing. 

His main interest was Spain and Spanish America, and what quality this Library may have attained 
in these fields is largely due to him; but nothing bibliographical was alien to him. From 1926 on he 
collected for the Library, at home and abroad, and in the 1930's he spearheaded a faculty drive to col- 
lect governmental ephemera from all over the world. 

For many years he served on the Library Committee and as its chairman in 1952/53, revealing wide 
interest in all aspects of library operation. He made many thoughtful suggestions for improvements in 
service, always in writing (he abhorred the telephone), and he followed everything that was done, 
critically, helpfully. 

Whenever he was away from campus— with the State Department in 1944/45, in Europe 1951/52, and 
again last year, he bought books and periodicals for the Library with funds we advanced him, and ended 
up spending his own money too, always for the Library. There was no limit to his energy. Wherever he 



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was-Valladolid, Venice, Paris, Brussels, London-he ransacked tlie bookshops for UCLA. I wish I 
could say thai his liindvvriting was legible. It was one of the strangest of all hands, and when he sought 
to get as much as possible on air-letter forms, it required a committee on paleography to decipher them. 

New England born, Widener bred, staunch member of the \merican Civil Liberties Union, "Dennie" 
llussey was one of the pioneer builders of UCLA, expecially of its Library. Students, faculty. Library 
staff, and the collections themselveB will miss him. Energy, courage, integrity, aelflessness-these were 
qualities this great bookman personified. His death is a grievous loss to this Library, as well as to 
the scholarly world. 

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VA Librarian's Training Course 

Mr. Powell, with a talk he called "Books— A Way of Life" which brouglit from his audience a range 
of response from dead silence with moist eyes to outbursts of laughler, keynoted a three-day training 
course on "Library Service to Long-Term Patients," held November 4 at the West Los Angeles Veterans 
Administration Center, for librarians from ten VA hospitals in the Western states. Dorothy Nieman, 
Chief Librarian of the VA Center, introduced UCLA visitors Louise Darling and Andrew Horn, and asked 
the latter to speak on the progress of UCLA's new School of Library Service. 

Biomedical Library Assists TV Researchers 

In preparing a special television documentary on dope addiction, to be presented next Wednesday 
night on Channel 2 (10:00 to 11:00) under the title "Hell Flower," the KNXT Public Affairs Department 
undertook what it has called "perhaps the most monumental research task ever attempted by a local 
television station." During its investigation of legal and judicial aspects of the subject, intensive 
studies of medical cases were conducted. "The well-endowed UCLA medical library and local libraries 
provided case after case for careful scrutiny," says KNXT, in acknowledging assistance in preparing 
the program. 

UCLA in CLA 

Mr. Powell is the newly-elected AI-.A Councilor from the California Library Association. Andrew 
11. Horn accedes to the Presidency of the College, University, and Research Libraries Section. Others 
of our staff who will serve as CLA officers for the coming year are Page Ackerman, Chairman of the 
Recruitment and Professional Education Committee; Herbert K. Ahn, Chairman of the Documents Com- 
mittee; and Anthony Greco, Secretary-Treasurer of the Reference Librarians Round Table. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the l^ibrarian's Office, University of California, 
Los Angeles 24. Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editors: James R. Cox, Richard Zumwinkle. 
Contributors to this issue: Page Ackerman, Elizabeth Bradstreet, William E. Conway, Esther Euler, 
Anthony Greco, Andrew H. Horn, Brooke Whiting. 



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Volume 13, Number 4 



November 25, 1959 



From the Librarian 

On Monday evening I was guest speaker on the Engineering Executive Program, coordinated by 
Professor John Lyman; my subject was "The Forest of Literature," the idea being to guide busy men 
through the million-volume maze of a large library in both their informational and recreational reading. 

A week before, I spoke to the Family School Alliance, the University Elementary School's Parent- 
Teacher Association, on ways of getting children to read, the chief of which, I said, is by example. I 
was introduced by Mrs. Andrew Hamilton, program chairman. 

A third talk was to Professor C.N. Howard's seminar in English History of the Tudor-Stuart period 
on my field work in collecting research materials. 

Last Thursday evening we attended the dedication dinner at Dykstra Hall, following an earlier visit 
in the Library with Mrs. Lillian Dykstra. She was particularly happy to meet Andrew Horn again and 
hear of library school plans which go back to the years when her late husband was our beloved Provost. 

L.C.P. 
Visitors 

Miss Margaret M. Gage, Pacific Palisades, visited the Department of Special Collections on Novem- 
ber 10 to give to the Library three additional boxes of material for the Charles Rann Kennedy Collection. 

Frau Gina Kaus, novelist and biographer, visited the Library with Professor Melnitz on November 
11. She expects to make frequent use of our collections in her writing. 

Oswald Backus, Professor of Russian History at the University of Kansas, visited the Library on 
November 14, with Professor Raymond H. Fisher. Mr. Backus lectured on November 16 on "The Problem 
of the Influence of Minority People on the Development of Russia." 

Mong-Ptng Lee, Consul General of China, in Los Angeles, and Mrs. Lee visited the Library on 
November 17 with Mrs. Mok, Professor Yu-Shan Han, of the Department of History, and Professor Kenneth 
K.S. Ch'en, of the Department of Oriental Languages, and Mrs. Ch'en. 

Laiuson Hamblin, Acquisitions Librarian at Brigham Young University, visited the Library on Novem- 
ber 19 to discuss acquisitions policy and methods with Richard O'Brien, Betty Rosenberg, and Charlotte 
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Personnel Note 

Mrs. Beverly B. Fleck has joined the Catalog Department as a Senior Library Assistant. She 
attended Long Beach City College and has worked in the Catalog Department of the Long Beach State 
College Library for several years. 

S.L.A. Meeting at UCLA 

Dean L.M.K. Boelter, of the College of Engineering, and Andrew Horn and Paul Miles will speak at 
a meeting of the Southern California Chapter of the Special Libraries Association at the Faculty Center 
on this campus, on Friday, December 4. Mrs. Johanna Tallman will be the chairman of the meeting, and 
Mr. Powell will introduce Dean Boelter, whose subject will be "Engineering at UCLA." Mr. Horn will 
speak on "Library Education at UCLA," and Mr. Miles will discuss "Special Libraries at UCLA." 

A social hour will be held from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m., and the meet- 
ing will be held from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. Following the program there will be a tour and open house in the 
new quarters of the Engineering Library in Engineering Building IL 

Doyce Nunis on the Sublettes 

"The Enigma of the Sublette Overland Party, 1845" is the title of an article in the Pacific Historical 
Review for this quarter by Doyce B. Nunis, Jr., interviewer for the University's Oral History Project. 
He corrects some errors in Bancroft and subsequent writers, and continues by making a detailed study of 
the part played in Western American history by the Sublette brothers. 

And Another by Miss Georgi 

Hard on our notice of Charlotte Georgi's bibliography on the businessman in the novel, in the last 
issue of the Librarian, came another publication prepared by her for the University of North Carolina. 
This one, dated August 1959, is entitled Paperbound Books in Business and Economics: A Bibliography, 
1959, and was issued by the Interlibrary Center of the University Library at Chapel Hill. It is mimeo- 
graphed, and priced at fifty cents. 

"A Journal for Readers," from Arizona 

Three University of California men are listed among the Editorial Consultants for Arizona and the 
West, a Quarterly journal of History Published by the University of Arizona. They are Mr. Powell, Pro- 
fessor John Walton Caughey, of the Department of History, at Los Angeles, and George P. Hammond, 
Director of the Bancroft Library, at Berkeley. The Editor is John Alexander Carroll, Associate Professor 
of History at the University of Arizona. The first two numbers of this new journal have now appeared, 
and the third is announced for publication this month. 

In some editorial remarks to readers of the Summer issue, Mr. Carroll assures them that "a learned 
journal, however traditional, need not be deadly to the eye;" and this is borne out in the pleasing format 
of the periodical. He adds, though, that "another dash of candor is appropriate here. Graphic arts, of 
whatever kind and however frequently used, must not be considered an intrinsic feature of our publica- 
tion. First and last, Arizona and the West will be a journal for readers; the mere lookers will do better 
to look elsewhere. We realize that mere looking has been in vogue in the United States for a generation 
and more, and that the Pulitzer Prize for the best photograph of the year is twice as much in cash as the 
award for the winning book in history. Nonetheless we are convinced that ultimately the law of supply 
and demand will right the scales. A good paragraph today is worth a hundred ordinary pictures. Ten 
years from now, if American cameras are still clicking so much faster than the typewriters of talented 
authors, a good sentence may be worth a thousand of them." 



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Japanese Visit Draws to a Close 

The two-month visit of the nine Japanese librarians to the United States to study reference and 
advisory services in American libraries is drawing to a close this week with their stay in Los Angeles. 

On Friday the group will hold its final seminar, on this cam- 
pus. Four southern California librarians will serve as con- 
sultants at this meeting: Martha Boaz, Dean of the School of 
Library Science at SC, Edwin Castagna, City Librarian of 
Long Beach, Andrew H. Horn, of the UCLA School of Library 
Service faculty, and Thelma Jackman, Chief Social Science 
and Business Librarian of the Los Angeles Public Library. 
Everett Moore, western coordinator for the Japanese librarians' 
tour, will preside. 

Miss Naomi Fukuda, the leader of the group, is Librarian 
of the International House of Japan, Inc., and a graduate of 
Tokyo Woman's Christian College and the University of Michi- 
gan library school. Other members are Haruki Amatsuchi, 
Chief of the Science and Technology Reference Section of 
the National Diet Library; Sumio Goto, Assistant to the 
Director of Nihon University Library, Tokyo; Masao Hayashi, 
Assistant Librarian of the Osaka Prefectural Library; Toshio 
Iwazaru, Associate Director of the Kyoto University Library; 
Yasumasa Oda, Chief of the Humanities Reference Section of 
the National Diet Library; Takahisa Sawamoto, Administra- 
tive Assistant to the Director, Japan Library School, at Keio 
University, Tokyo; Shozo Shimizu, Librarian of the Koiwa 
Public Library, Edogawa Ward; and Heihachiro Suzuki, Chief 
of the International Service Section of the National Diet 
Library. 




Naomi Fukuda 



Members of the committee who have assisted in planning the visit to southern California are John 
Connor, Librarian of the Los Angeles County Medical Association, Eleanora 0. Crowder, Librarian of 
the West Los Angeles Regional Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library, William Eshelman, Acting 
Librarian of the Los Angeles State College, William S. Geller, Assistant Librarian of the Los Angeles 
County Public Library, Tyrus Harmsen, Librarian of Occidental College, and Gordon Stone, UCLA Music 
Librarian. 

The group's day at UCLA yesterday was featured by visits to the main Library and the Biomedical, 
Engineering, Music, and Elementary School libraries, a luncheon at the Faculty Center, a reception at 
the Music Building, and a performance by the UCLA Gagaku under Gordon Stone's direction. Today they 
are visiting other college and university libraries, and public and special libraries, according to their 
individual interests. They will lunch at the Athenaeum at Cal Tech, and visit the Huntington Library 
in the afternoon. They are to have a Spanish-Mexican dinner tonight at El Poche in San Gabriel. To- 
morrow the committee has arranged a progressive Thanksgiving dinner for them— to be as American as 
can be managed, with or without cranberry sauce. 

Not for Mr. Joyboy 



A new area of book collecting at the University of Kansas Library is mortuary science— a result of 
a recent curricular development at the University. "The Library," reports Robert Vosper, its Director, 
"proposes to offer something more than Evelyn Waugh's The Loved One." 



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Warm and Friendly 

When Joseph Becker, research fellow with the Western Data Processing Center, spoke to the Staff 
Association last week he allayed fears that computing machines will put librarians out of business, and 
stressed that the productivity of machines is wholly dependent on the constructing of programs for them 
by human beings. He reported to his fellow librarians that he has their interests at heart, and that when- 
ever he talks with the manufacturer of a new machine he urges that a button be installed which will 
punch back at the operator, to demonstrate it is warm and friendly. 

"Reading for Life" 

The University of Michigan Library pioneered some years ago in promoting alumni reading programs, 
through its "Alumni Reading Lists." It is appropriate, therefore, that in conjunction with the opening of 
its new Undergraduate Library last year, a conference on "The Undergraduate and Lifetime Reading" 
should be sponsored jointly by the University and the National Book Committee. Librarians, scholars, 
publishers, booksellers, and authors took part in discussions of reading habits, library use, publishing 
practices, and the vicissitudes of booksellers. Among the participants were Lester Asheim, Dean of 
the University of Chicago Graduate Library School, Ralph E. Ellsworth, Director of Libraries at the 
University of Colorado, Harold K. Guinzburg, president of the Viking Press, and August Heckscher, 
Director of the Twentieth Century Fund. 

The papers of the conference have now been edited by Jacob M. Price and issued by the University 
of Michigan Press with the title, Reading for Life: Developing the College Student's Lifetime Reading 
Interest. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, 
Los Angeles 24. Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editors: James R. Cox, Richard Zumwinkle. 
Contributors to this issue: Elizabeth Bradstreet, Man-Hing Mok, Brooke Whiting. 



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Volume 13, Number 5 December 11, 1959 

From the Librarian 

At a meeting of the Library Committee of the Academic Senate held last week in my office, Richard 
O'Brien reported on the uses we are making of xerography, and Paul Miles did the same for rapid-copying 
devices. Approval was given for the purchase of various research journal sets. 

My annual report for 1958/59 will be mimeographed any day now. Copies will be available upon re- 
quest to ray office. 

The new president of the Friends of the UCLA Library, succeeding Justin G. Turner, is Viola 
Lockhart Warren. Harold Lamb, Treasurer, and Majl Ewing, Secretary, will continue in office. Following 
the annual meeting of the Executive Board, held at lunch in the Faculty Center, the members adjourned 
to Special Collections, where Mrs. Sayers and Mr. Smith showed additions to the Children's Book Collec- 
tion. 

William Hinchliff, president of the Library Committee of the Pacific Palisades branch of the Los 
Angeles Public Library, called on Tuesday to discuss the library school program with Mr. Horn and me. 
He was accompanied by Mrs. Eleanora Crowder, West Los Angeles Regional Librarian, and Mrs. Marie 
Orthun, Pacific Palisades Librarian. 

My luncheon guests yesterday were John B. Hungerford, Reseda printer and author of several works 
on western railroading, and W.W. Robinson, to discuss the literary outlook in Southern California. 

At the risk of suffering his sharp blue pencil, I want to commend the editor of this periodical for 
the distinguished work he did as the California impresario of the recent Japanese reference librarians' 
visit. 

L.C.P. 
Personnel Notes 

Joyce D. Burke has been employed as Senior Typist Clerk in Photographic Service. She has trans- 
ferred to the Library from the Hospital Admissions office and has worked for the Columbia Broadcasting 
System and KTTV. 

Mrs. M. Claire Encimer has been employed as a Senior Library Assistant in the Government Publi- 
cations Room. She formerly worked for the Pomona Public Library. 

Harriet C. Tanaka has been employed as a Senior Library Assistant in the Circulation Department. 
She received her B.A. from the University of Hawaii and has worked for the St. Paul Fire & Marine In- 
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Mrs. Elise Laws, Senior Library Assistant in Gifts and Exchange, has resigned to accept a position 
with Space Technology Laboratories. Mrs. Corrine Thomas has resigned her position of Senior Library 
Assistant in the Circulation Department. 

The Peregrine Press of San Francisco 

The individuality and personal touch of hand press printing is exemplified in an exhibit of the 
Peregrine Press of San Francisco, which will be shown in the Main Library through January 6. Since 

its establishment in 1950 as a subsidiary activity of Henry H., 
Patricia, and Judith Evans, proprietors of The Porpoise Bookshop, 
308 Clement Street, the Press has produced a few books, occasional 
broadsides, announcements, and catalogues, as well as print port- 
folios—all in handsome and very limited editions. "No reprints will 
be considered," stated the broadside announcing the opening of the 
Press. 

The press itself is of the vintage of 1853, an old Washington 
Hand Press. Using Caslon types, all-rag paper from Europe and the 
Orient, and ink from the firm of Janecke Schneemann of Hanover, the 
printing family has combined literary and artistic skill plus much ima- 
gination in this labor of love (the items are sold very nearly at cost). 

Mr. Evans believes that the hand press depends for its develop- 
ment and continued existence on close cooperation between printer, 
author, and artist. Works of contemporary artists and poets have been 
encouraged and published by the Peregrine Press, using for prints the 
media of engraved blocks or line cuts only. Patricia (Mrs. Evans) has 
herself written and produced blocks for some of the most outstanding 
of the Peregrine Press items. In 1955 an announcement was issued 
from the shop that the Grasshopper Press had been established; 
daughter Judith was on her own in the printing trade. 

The Press, it seems, once stood in the Evans's kitchen, where 
printing was sometimes interrupted by the gifted cookery of Patricia 
Evans. It stands now in the back of the bookshop on Clement Street, so that book selling and book pro- 
duction are agreeably commingled. 

All of the items in the exhibit are from the University Libraries. 

"The Southwest of the Bookman" 

The Library's Occasional Paper Number 11, issued last week, is The Southwest of the Bookman: 
Essays from Various Sources, collected by Mr. Powell. Included are contributions by Phyllis Ball, J. 
Frank Dobie, Rudolph H. Gjelsness, Carl Hertzog, Andrew H. Horn, Charles F. Lummis, Patricia 
Paylore, J.E. Reynolds, Betty Rosenberg, and Mr. Powell. "The authors," says the Editor, "all living 
now except for Charles F. Lummis, and all the rest living now in the Southwest, except for Michigander 
Gjelsness, share a mutual faith in the civilizing role of books." 

L.C.P. Preface for Dobie's "Vaquero" 




Mr. Powell has contributed a preface to J. Frank Dobie's A Vaquero of the Brush Country, which 
Little, Brown and Company has recently issued in a new edition. 



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Open House at UES Library 

The University Elementary School Library will hold its annual Open House next Tuesday, December 
15, from 1 to 4 p.m. Children's books appropriate to give as gifts will be exhibited in the Library 
throughout the week of December 14. These will include picture books for young children, books for 
beginning readers, stories for boys and girls in grades 3 to 6, and anthologies for family enjoyment. 
Folklore characters sculptured in clay by Pauline Balbes, of Hollywood, will be exhibited with the folk- 
tale collections. 

Family School AHiance Gift to UES Library 

The University Elementary School Library has received a gift of $180 from the Family School Alli- 
ance, the school's parent-teacher association. It will be used to purchase reference books, easy-to-read 
titles for the first and second grades, and a 1960 encyclopedia. 

Kang Sun Chul at Twelve 

Each member of the Library Staff Association can feel the 
glow of proud parenthood for yet another year, as we have renewed 
our sponsorship of twelve-year-old Kang Sun Chul. After a month- 
long siege in the hospital, battling what the Korean translators 
alternately describe as 'wet' or 'dry' pleurisy, he is again attend- 
ing school. 

Sun Chul's recent letters to us have included snapshots of 
ancient Korean palaces and temples, and samples of his own 
drawings of trees— a most promising Matisse-like talent. 

The charming translations of his letters are, by turns, unself- 
consciously droll and wildly comic, and are a delight to read. 




Visit from C. Waller Barrett 

On his way back to New York following a month's appointment at Berkeley as Regents' Professor 
of American Literature, C. Waller Barrett, President of the Grolier Club and Vice President of the 
Bibliographical Society of America, spent a few days in Los Angeles, visiting libraries and bookshops. 
On one of these he was a luncheon guest at the Zamorano Club, saw the Clark Library, and then talked 
informally in the Department of Special Collections with Mr. Smith, Miss Rosenberg, Mr. Horn, Mr. Harold 
Lamb, and Professors Ewing, Dick, Falk, Nevius, and Booth, and the Librarian. A collector of American 
literature on the grand scale, Mr. Barrett is giving his collections year by year to the Library of his 
alma mater, the University of Virginia. 

Engineering Library's Evening 

Last Friday's dinner meeting of the Special Libraries Association's Southern California Chapter, 
held in our Faculty Center, drew 175 people to hear Dean L.M.K. Boelter, of the College of Engineering, 
speak on some of the College's services to the southern California community, particularly through its 
Engineering Executive Program; Andrew Horn, on the progress of planning for the School of Library 
Service; and Paul Miles, on some significant developments in special libraries on the UCLA campus. 
Mr. Powell introduced Dean Boelter, and Mrs. Tallman was the chairman. After the meeting the Engineer- 
ing Library held open house in its new quarters in Engineering Building H, to which they were guided 



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by the most complex set of directions ever attempted on this campus in moving living bodies from one 
location to another. As there was a choice of routes, the more adventurous ones followed Mrs. Tallman's 
alternate route through Mathematical Sciences (entering on the ground level at the fifth floor), proceed- 
ing on its elevator to the roof at the seventh floor, then across into Engineering II and up to the eighth 
floor to the Library. All guests were present or accounted for by the time coffee was served. 




Staff Association Christmas Activities 

The Library Staff Association Christmas 
party will be held in the Faculty Center on Thurs- 
day, December 17, from 3 to 5 p.m. There will be 
entertainment, refreshments, and door prizes. 

Two boxes will be placed in the Staff Room 
to receive your contributions of food and small 
gifts, to be donated to a needy family. 



Reve It and Weep 

Almost all things come to the reference desk of a library, so a postcard addressed to Dr. Frank C. 
Baxter, "c/o University of California, Los Angeles," was referred to our Reference Department by the 
Director of Admissions, to whom for some reason it had first been directed. "Please to where I could 
find the Bengerman Franklin book which Mr. Baxter is reving," the message ran. 

One of our reference librarians who has a friend with a TV set instead of a swimming pool knew 
right away who Dr. Baxter was, and the inquiry was referred across town to the university where he 
teaches through arrangement with CBS. 

Dr. Baxter has thanked us for sending on the postcard. "I am proud of the literate and articulate 
quality of the audience that is moved to such response by my efforts in educational television," he 
writes. "I will also send our friendly inquirer important information about Georg Walsington and his 
wife, Marta, and about Tomas Jefferstein." 

Thank you, Proff Backstar. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, 
Los Angeles 24. Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editors: James R. Cox, Richard Zumwinkle. 
Contributors to this issue: Elizabeth Bradstreet, Anthony Greco, Maria Hellborn, Donnarae MacCann, 
Lawrence Clark Powell, Mabel Robinson. Art work by Lynn Shattuck. 



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Volume 13, Number 6 



December 23, 1959 



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From the Librarian 

To single out a certain day to celebrate independence, give thanks, receive gifts, or honor mothers 
is not the way I would order things if I had been responsible for the Master Plan. Man should live con- 
stantly in a state of thanksgiving for the things that sustain his body and soul. I realize however that 
it is too late to change these vested celebrations and that I will probably appear on someone's list of 
subversives for even questioning them. 

In a library such as ours, every day brings gifts for which we should give thanks. The most precious 
is the freedom to seek truth and to call for any book that promises enlightenment. We are, thankfully, a 
state institution in a state of freedom. There is no one behind the reader's shoulder. No reports are 
forwarded on who withdrew the Areopagitica, The Rights of Man, or Leaves of Grass. 

In a few days hence the trees will come down, the decorations will be packed away for another year, 
and the spirit will seek its way through a surfeit of things. In this Library (and a thousand others) books 
will flow in an endless stream, making every day the year round rich, free, and thankful. 

L.C.P. 

Personnel Notes 

Georgie Marianne Zakonyi, new Senior Library Assistant in the Circulation Department, received her 
B.A. from UCLA in Motion Picture Production and German. She has held a number of secretarial posi- 
tions and was once a guide and translator in the United Nations Headquarters. 

William Osuga, Librarian I in the Interlibrary Loan and Reference and Bibliography Sections of the 
Reference Department, will become International Documents Librarian, effective January 1, replacing 
Mary Ryan, who will assume her new duties as African Bibliographer on that date. Miss Ryan's tempo- 
rary quarters will be in Cubicle Q, Room 300. 

Visitors 

Claire J. Eschelbach, of the University of California Library, Santa Barbara, visited the Department 
of Special Collections on December 1 to work on his bibliography of Aldous Huxley. 

Professor T'ung-ho Tung, of the Taiwan National University and the Academia Sinica, visited the 
Oriental Library on December 14. He was on his way from Taiwan to the University of Washington, 
where he will teach Chinese linguistics. 

Miss Arlene Hope, Consultant with the California State Library, visited the Library on December 14 
to confer with Page Ackerman. She was shown around the Library by Elizabeth Norton. 

Friends of the Library 

The election of Gordon Holmquist as Vice President of the Friends of the UCLA Library was in- 
advertently omitted from the last issue of the Librarian. 

More than Merry 

Some Christmas gifts to the Library: $1000 from Mrs. Gladys Gill Cary of Ossining, N.Y., for the 
purchase of books on industrial psychology in memory of her son, Thomas Gill Cary, M.A. 1950; $100 
from Mrs. Evelyn Caldwell Hooker for the purchase of criticism and reference books in the English Read- 
ing Room in memory of her husband. Professor Edward Niles Hooker. 



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Christmas Party in New Setting 

The new setting for the Staff Association's Christmas party, last Thursday, in the Faculty Center, 
provided a more comfortable and relaxed atmosphere than is now possible in our outgrown staff room. 
Highlights of the party, expertly planned by Maria Hellborn and her committee, were the singing of the 
Pro Musica Biblioteca Chorale (!) under the direction of Messrs. Cox and Stone, and the reading by Mr. 
Powell of the story of Christmas Day with the Bixby family and all their friends of Los Alamitos. 

Library Staff Invited to Participate in Cancer Study 

Members of the Library staff will soon be invited to volunteer to participate in a six-year nation- 
wide study of the features related to the occurrence of cancer which the American Cancer Society is 
undertaking. The Los Angeles County Branch of the Society has been given responsibility for survey- 
ing 32,000 families under this Epidemiological Survey which will seek to determine the relationship of 
cancer to heredity, environment, diet, previous diseases, and other factors. Participants will be asked 
to fill out a comprehensive four-page questionnaire in January, and the same people will be re-studied 
annually for the next six years. The questionnaires will be analyzed electro-mechanically at a national 
center whose remoteness will protect the confidence of the participants. 

Details of the study will soon be distributed to each department and branch library. Further infor- 
mation may be obtained from Miss Ackerman. 

Season's Trivia 

*** The Western Data Processing Center's Christmas card is five feet, three inches long— all banged 
out on old IBM 519: including even the Xmas-Eve-type reindeer. 

*** Noted belatedly is the Happy Thanksgiving card received from the Director of the Turkish Informa- 
tion Office who ventured to divert our thoughts "from the turkey of the family of poultry to the Turkey of 
the Family of Nations." 

*** In the widely enjoyed "Loan Desk" cartoon in last week's Daily Bruin, the call number affixed to 
a certain bulge in the scene has been identified as denoting Oversize Physical Geography. 

*** CU Librarian Donald Coney's recent excursion into music criticism {CU News, 3 December) has 
earned him honorary membership in "Music Critics Pandemonium," an organization which enjoys, he says, 
the twin mottos of "The Tin Ear in the Velvet Glove" and "Fiat Vox." 

Correction 

The closing date for the Peregrine Press exhibit will be January 11, not January 6. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, 
Los Angeles 24. Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editors: James R. Cox, Richard Zumwinkle. 
Contributors to this issue: Page Ackerman, Elizabeth Bradstreet, Man-Hing Mok, Elizabeth Norton, 
Lawrence Clark Powell, Brooke Whiting. 



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Volume 13, Number 7 



January 8, 1960 



From the Librarian 

Andrew Horn and I are in Palo Alto for a meeting of the California Library Association Executive 
Board, Mr. Horn as President of CURLS, and I as the ALA Councillor. It is also a time of reunion with 
former Uclans. Yesterday morning David Heron met me at the San Francisco Airport, and this afternoon, 
after a tour of the Palo Alto Public Library, Kenneth Wilson is driving me back to the Airport. 

On Wednesday I spoke on Austin Wright's novel, Islandia, to Robert Kinsman's class in Utopian 
literature. 

Jens Nyholm, formerly Head Cataloger here and Assistant Librarian at Berkeley, and now Librarian 
of Northwestern University, visited the Library last week, and with Jake Zeitlin was my guest at lunch. 

Katherine Anderson, Associate Librarian of the public library of Portland, Oregon, who was a 
member of the faculty at the Library School at Berkeley when I was a student, paid me a holiday visit 
last week. She gave a good report on Robert Fessenden's work in the Portland library. 

Add to our Christmas windfalls a copy of the first edition (1859) of FitzGerald's translation of the 
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, the gift of Mr. Jules Furthman. It is accompanied by a letter from Swinburne 
to A.C. Benson, in which he recalls how he and Rossetti "discovered" the FitzGerald on Quaritch s 
penny barrow. The pamphlet is the missing cornerstone under the A.G. Potter Collection of the Rubaiyat 
which I bought for the Library in Bournemouth a decade ago. 

L.C.P. 

Personnel Note 

Carol Hatch, Typist-Clerk in the Engineering Library, has resigned to resume her studies at Ober- 
lin College. 

Meeting of Technical Processes Group Tomorrow 

The Southern California Technical Processes Group will hold its Winter meeting tomorrow at the 
Remington Rand Auditorium, 2601 Wilshire Boulevard, to hear Joseph Becker, research fellow of the 
Western Data Processing Center, speak on information retrieval by electronic machines. A luncheon at 
Vagabond's House, 2505 Wilshire Boulevard, will precede the meeting. 



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*Un chef d'oeuvre inconnu" 

Ninety-one years after its publication, Robert Browning's masterpiece, The Ring and the Book, 
has appeared in French translation from the celebrated firm of Gallimard, in Paris, a single volume of 
710 pages, heralded as "un chef d'oeuvre inconnu. 

One page 143 of his searching "Eltude documentaire" the translator, Georges Connes, declares the 
work would not have appeared "sans I'aide et la garantie des Browning Societies d Amerique, animees 
par mon ami Lawrence Clark Powell, bibliothecaire en chef de I'Universite de Californie a Los Angeles; 
c'est lui qui m'a rendu mon courage, et sans lui cette publication n'aurait jamais eu lieu. 

Mr. Powell traces the origin of the undertaking back to 1927, when, as a student at Occidental 
College, he took Professor B.F. Stelter's inspiring course in the poetry of Browning— inspiration which 
led him eventually to the University of Dijon, where he achieved his doctorate under Professor Georges 
Connes, head of the Department of English Language and Literature and Dean of the Faculty of Letters, 
later to become a leader of the French Underground in World War H, Mayor of Dijon, and international 
lecturer, heard in the UCLA Library staff room on his visit here in 1948. 

Two years later the Librarian spoke to a Mills College convocation, and was persuaded by Mrs. 
M.C. Sloss to give an annual lecture to the San Francisco Browning Society, which he has been doing 
ever since. 

The story jumps another seven years to a rainy afternoon in Dijon, when he was taken by Professor 
Connes up to his study and shown an enormous pile of manuscript on the floor: Connes' translation of 
The Ring and the Book, which he had worked on during the years of playing hide and seek with the 
Gestapo, a circumstance which would surely have given Browning the material for another masterpiece! 

The costs of publishing had risen so much. Professor Connes said, that no firm could be found to 
risk the venture without subsidy. Upon his return to the United States Mr. Powell and the San Francisco 
Browningites rallied similar societies from San Diego to New Hampshire, not to overlook Waco, Texas, 
and enough money was pledged to persuade Gallimard to publish the gargantuan tome— a triumph of Anglo- 
Franco-American good will. 

Librarians In Levis? 

Do any members of our staff wear Levis as a working uniform? If so, Richard H. Dillon, of Mill 
Valley, sometime "City" Correspondent of this publication, and, of course, Sutro Librarian, San Fran- 
cisco, would like to hear from them. Reports of a letter he has been sending to various trade periodicals 
asking for help on a book he is working on have come to light, and we take this opportunity to spread 
the word to our fellow tradesmen, feeling that Mr. Dillon did not mean to overlook us. 

"I am writing the history of the Levi Strauss Company," he says, "and wonder if you might have any 
anecdotes, color, or human interest information which you might be willing to pass on to me regarding 
Levi Strauss, the company he founded, or the famous overalls which took his first name. 

"Since pioneer times, Levis have been worn by ranchers, farmers, lumberjacks, seamen, railroad 
men, and others; perhaps you could put me on to an incident or anecdote which would add color to the 
history of a fine old Western firm." 



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Fifty New Mexican Books 

"50 Good Books About New Mexico" is the title of a new bibliography by Mr. Powell, published in 
New Mexico Magazine for January. "I must admit to a bias toward readability rather than rarity," he 
writes in his preface, "although this does not mean that accuracy is thereby lost. Scholarship and good 
writing can be happily wedded. Lummis, Bolton, Morgan, and the Fergussons are examples of such 
unions in prose; they have disproved the belief that scholarly writing must be dull and unpopular." The 
present listing does not include fiction, poetry, or drama, "these fields of so-called creative literature 
being reserved for another compilation. 

FolK SinGinG NltelY 

For those not on the mailing list of one of L.A.'s far-out cultural enterprises: January events 
scheduled by The Unicorn Coffee House and Book Store (with which is associated the Cosmo Alley 
Coffee House and Wine Cellar) include readings by Venice West poets and a talk on "Dianetics Greatest 
Discovery-the Theory of RESTIMULATION." The Bookstore is now operated by the THRee PeNNY 
PRess, PuBLishing "BooKLets of AVANT GARDE woRKs of LoCaL Poets & WriTeRs in LiMited 
EditioNS." Free poem ("Till we run out") with every purchase over 50c. UniCoRn STew and TuRTle 
STeaKs featured on the dinner menu. 

Bibliotrlvia *** 

*** A collection of calendars exemplifying the chronologies of various times and cultures is some- 
thing every scholarly library should have, Professor Lynn T. White, of the department of History, ob- 
served in a recent lecture at the University of Kansas-"culminating of course," he added, "in Marilyn 
Monroe." 

*** The Wall Street Journal, worried over reports of the deliberate burning in Norwood, Mass., of 
20,000 books, by fire insurance underwriters, to determine how quickly books will burn when stacked 
together on a library shelf, hoped editorially that the books, contributed by the New York Public Library 
and the Providence Public Library as being worthless, were chosen for their tattered covers and not 
their tattered politics. Among the books were The FBI Story by Don Whitehead, The Fountainbead by 
Ayn Rand, From the Terrace by John O'Hara, and The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss. 

*** The R.R. Bowker Company, esteemed publishers to libraries and the book trade, and purveyor 
of classified mailing lists of librarians and other prospective buyers, recently addressed one of our 
staff members with a newly-cut stencil reading "U.C.L.A. Library, Berkeley, California." 

*** Speaking of Berkeley fixations, the Library Journal (published by R.R. B ) has announced 

that David Heron (former Uclan) is now "Assistant Director of the University Libraries, University of 
California, Berkeley"-the truth being that he is Assistant Director of the Stanford Libraries. 

*** And further, a letter from one of those universities up north was addressed to us at Borkcloy 
Los Angeles. 

*** Not to be mentioned, of course, is the letter recently addressed from this library to Tokyo, 
California. The Post Office requested a better address. 



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A Time to Join 

To join or not to join is not the question. To me the question is how can a librarian not join the 
associations which hold his profession together. It is not a question of money. Dues are graduated 
according to salary, and library association dues are probably the lowest of all the professional groups. 
People who economize on dues do not always live with corresponding abstemiousness, eschewing beer 
and bonbons. It is a matter of relative values. 

I am not urging all of the staff to join all the professional, bibliographical, bibliophilic, and other 
groups I belong to, for I am perhaps overjoined, and unable to enjoy fully all of my many affiliations, 
but I do urge membership for all in ALA and CLA, and for many in SLA. 

I have been and am critical of ALA and CLA, yet it has never entered my mind not to belong to 
them. I have criticized their over-organization and their "wasteland" conferences, yet I see improvement. 
In Emerson Greenaway's year as president of ALA there was a rededication to bookish librarianship, 
which Ben Powell is continuing. Richard Harwell's bookish influence as Associate Executive Director 
of ALA is also being widely felt. CLA leadership has been and is determinedly bookish, as Alan 
Covey demonstrated this past year. Though I have complained about the non-book nonsense, I have 
gone on paying my dues, doing committee work, reading and writing for the associations' periodicals; 
and I have not yet been expelled for disaffection. One can be at the same time a joiner and a griper. 

Not to join one's basic professional associations is a sign of discouragement and despair, a non- 
act of faithlessness. I would hate to think of a library world without ALA and CLA and all the other 
state and regional associations, many of whose meetings 1 have attended. Without their solid ability 
to speak for us in crisis and need, our hard-won material advantages would fast disappear, for a profes- 
sion is as strong as its organized members make it. 

A healthy professional organization has ample tolerance for dissenters within its ranks, and it will 
even accommodate itself to them. Recall the way in which Skip Graham became President of ALA. 
Let's do our fighting inside, not outside the walls of our profession. It can be fun, as witness our 
recent controversy with some of the "non-believers" among the special librarians, which resulted in 
healthy improvement for all involved. 

I hope to persuade any non-joiners to reconsider. I am not going to check up on them. Their own 
consciences will eventually do that. 

L.C.P. 



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Los Angeles 24. Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editors: James R. Cox, Richard Zumwinkle. 
Contributors to this issue: Rudolf Engelbarts, Jean Gaines, Frances Kirschenbaum, Lawrence Clark 
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Volume 13, Number 8 January 22, 1960 



From the Librarian 

I am in New York today to attend the annual meeting of the Bibliographical Society of America, 
and the Council dinner afterward, both being held at the Grolier Club. On Monday I shall be at Yale 
University to give the Trumbull Lecture ("Living the Bookish Way"). While in New Haven I will be the 
guest of Librarian and Mrs. Babb. Midweek will find me in Chicago for the ARL and ALA meetings. 
Fuller reports on these activities in the next issue. 

L.C.P. 

Personnel Notes 

Reclassification is announced of Mrs. Elizabeth Smith, from Senior Library Assistant to Principal 
Library Assistant. 

Merry Anne Golden, new Senior Library Assistant in the Education Library, attended Fresno State 
College and has worked in the English Department office at UCLA. 

Mrs. Ellen F. Goldstene, who has accepted a Senior Library Assistant position in the Gifts and 
Exchange Section of the Acquisitions Department, is a graduate of UCLA and has been a Librarian 
Trainee at the Los Angeles Public Library. 

Mrs. Sylvia Beverly Jones, new Senior Library Assistant at the Clark Library, is a graduate of 
Wiley College, in Texas. 

Brenda Sue Clift, new Typist-Clerk in the Engineering Library, has worked for University Extension 
here. 

Resignations have been received from Mrs. Patricia Cochrane, Librarian's Office, who will be 
moving to Long Beach, Maria Hellbom, Graduate Reading Room, and Elsie Nakao, Catalog Department, 
who is returning to school. 

History Award to Doyce Nunis 

Doyce B. Nunis, Jr., is one of two winners of the Louis Knott Koontz Memorial Award for 1959, 
presented by the American Historical Association, Pacific Coast branch. The award to Mr. Nunis was 
for his paper, "The Enigma of the Sublette Overland Party, 1845," published in the Pacific Historical 
Review, Autumn, 1959. 



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Visitors 

Sydney Musgrove, Professor of English Language and Literature in the University of Auckland, who 
is in the United States on a Carnegie Travel Grant, visited the Library on January 6 to discuss the 
organization of book collections for university students. The main purpose of his trip is to look at what 
is being done in this country in university drama and adult education. 

Dr. R.J.W. LeFevre, Professor of Chemistry and Head of the School of Chemistry of the University 
of Sydney, visited the Chemistry Library on January 7, after participating in a Chemistry Seminar the 
previous day. 

Wendell W. Simons and Herbert Linville, of the University Library at Santa Barbara, visited the 
Department of Special Collections on January 9 to see the exhibit of Southern California postcards. 

Lee Choon-Hee, cataloger at the National Assembly Library of the Republic of Korea, visited the 
Library on January 11 and was shown about by Richard Zumwinkle. Mr. Lee is visiting American libraries 
under the Jointly Sponsored Program for Foreign Librarians, administered by the Library of Congress, 
and is serving for a year in the catalog and reference departments of the Riverside Public Library. 

Staff Notes 

Recent publications of staff members include "A Complete Life Mode," by Betty Rosenberg (ex- 
cerpted from her essay on Western Stories in The Southwest of the Bookman) in The Roundup (Western 
Writers of America, Tucson) for January; a review by Charlotte Georgi of Kenneth R. Shaffer's Twenty- 
Five Short Cases in Library Personnel Administration (Shoe String Press) in Special Libraries for 
January; a contribution to the "Books I've Enjoyed" column in the Montana Library Quarterly by Mr. 
Powell, in the January issue; and a short story entitled "Fifty Million Eyes, by Samuel Margolis, has 
been published in Modern Man ( and a while back, another story, "The Polyemotional Male," in Men's 
Digest). 

James Mink served last month on the California State Board for Guides to Historical Monuments, 
to interview candidates, under the authority of the State Personnel Board. 

"Baggage" items 

Dawson's Book Shop held a twin autograph party on Thursday evening last week for Mr. Powell, 
for his Boo^5 in My Baggage, and for W.W. Robinson, for his Lawyers of Los Angeles. A Dawson 
advertisement for the party in the Los Angeles Times that morning was placed squarely between ads 
for horseradish and "sophisticated organza. 

Mr. Powell's book was reviewed jovially and enthusiastically in the January 17 New York Times 
Weekly Book Review by Carlos Baker, Woodrow Wilson Professor of Literature at Princeton. 

Vesper's Farmlngton Redlvivus 

Robert Vosper, Director of Libraries at the University of Kansas, addressed the Scarborough con- 
ference of Aslib last October on the subject, "Farmington Redivivus: or Ten Years of Co-ordinated 
Foreign Book Procurement in the U.S." The paper, published last month in Aslib Proceedings, describes 
some of the strengths and weaknesses of the acquisitions program, and the problems of expansion into 
world-wide coverage. 



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"Frog" in Special Collections 

A Gaping, V/ide-Mouth, Waddling Frog is the title of a Mother Goose nursery rhyme which was popular 
in the last century. In a new exhibit, the Department of Special Collections features eleven water-color 
drawings for the Frog by an English illustrator, Edmund G. Caldwell. It is not known whether these 
drawings were ever published. 

The exhibit also includes two examples of the verse and illustrations in book form, one of which, 
published about 1820, presents the rhyme as a game. Under a colorful frontispiece appears this couplet: 



When a party of young friends 

are merry inclin'd, 
The "Frog" they will find 

just the game to their mind. 




The other edition, illustrated by Walter Crane, was |)ublislied some fifty years later. 

Although lacking music, A Gaping, Widc-Moi/lb. Waddling Frog is in the tradition of such counting 
songs as "Green Grow the Rushes" and "The Twelve Days of Christmas. 

Edward Weston: Master Photographer 

The genius of Edward Weston, whose photoj^rapiis are now on display in the Main Library, was 
expressed during fifty years of camera work. At the end of his life in 1958, Weston left an accumulation 
of some 500 prints and negatives, stored in a specially built fireproof asbestos shack on Wildcat Hill, 
near Carniel. 

The exhibit features selections from photographs recently given to tiie Library by the Automobile 
Club of Southern California through the good offices of Patrice Manahan, Editor of Westuays and a mem- 
ber of the Executive Committee of the I'riends of the UCLA Library. The Club's Library had preserved 
several hundred pictures, most of which had appeared in Westways, accompanying articles on California 
and the West. 

The Automobile Club in 1939 published some of these pliotographs in a book entitled Seeing Cali- 
fornia with Edward Weston. In all, nine books of Weston's work were published, including one in col- 
laboration with the second Mrs. Weston, California and the West, in 1942. In the same year, the Limited 
Editions Club used his p-ictures to illustrate Whitman's Leaves of Grass. The Cats of Wildcat Hill 
(1947) depicts the countryside that was Weston's home in his later years. Weston selected twelve of his 
favorite photographs to be issued in a special portfolio, privately printed in 1952. 

The exhibit was prepared b\ Ruth (^urry and Anthony Greco, and may be seen in the Library through 
February 9. 



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Evolution of Man's Brain Depicted 

"Evolution of Man's Brain," the present exhibit in the Biomedical Library, offers a chronological 
survey of the development of hominid types. Beginning with the fossil Miocene ape, Proconsul, a series 
of about forty posters traces the acquisition of erect posture, bipedal locomotion, and the beginning of 
increased cranial capacity in the Australopithecine hominids of the early Pleistocene, continues with 
the Pithecanthropoid group, the Neanderthaloids, and fossil modern man, and concludes with illustra- 
tions on the ontogenetic development of the human brain from the prenatal period to old age. 

Sites of the fossil deposits, portraits of their discovery, and photographs, drawings, and reconstruc- 
tions of the original materials are shown, and also evidence of cultural stages as seen in tools, burials, 
and art work of fossil Homo sapiens. 

Exhibit cases contain lower modern primate skulls and an array of reconstructions of skulls, endo- 
crania, mandibles, and busts of hominid types from the Australopithecines to Cro-Magnon man. Also 
shown are the first published descriptions of the principal types, examples of early stone implements, 
and reproductions from cave paintings. Case materials were lent by the Department of Anthropology, 
through Jack Prost, exhibit consultant, and by the Los Angeles County Museum, by arrangement with 
Ralph Ariss, Curator of its Department of Anthropology. The exhibit was organized by H.W. Magoun, 
Professor of Anatomy. 

Supplementary to the main exhibit is a display on trephination in Pre-Columbian Peru, materials for 
which have been lent by Dr. Cyril Courville of the College of Medical Evangelists, Mr. and Mrs. Earl 
Gessler of Beverly Glen, and the UCLA Department of Anatomy. 

Among recent visitors to the exhibit and the Biomedical Library were Sir Julian Huxley, Aldous 
Huxley, and Chief Justice Earl Warren. 

Special Collections at the University of Arizona 

Brooke Whiting represented the Library on January 10 at the dedication of the new Special Col- 
lections Division in the University of Arizona Library. Our Special Collections staff takes a personal 
interest in its counterpart at Arizona, for before the organization of the Division at Tucson Miss 
Phyllis Ball, Special Collections Librarian, had visited our Department and the Clark Library, among 
other California libraries, to study methods of housing, classification, cataloging, and handling of rare 
materials. 

At the inaugural ceremonies in Arizona, Heming Bennett, University Librarian, described the 
needs which led to the founding of the Division, and Robert L. Nugent, University Vice-President, 
spoke on the value to a research library of a department for rare books and manuscripts, noting that 
such a library's collections necessarily duplicate in large part those in other research libraries, and 
that only in its special collections can a library assert its individuality and achieve a distinct person- 
ality. Dr. Nugent awarded Medallions of Merit to Rudolph Gjelsness, former Librarian of the University 
of Arizona, and now Chairman of the Department of Library Science at the University of Michigan, and 
to the Molina family of Yuma, benefactors of the University Library. Recipients were introduced by 
Miss Patricia Paylore, Assistant Librarian. 

A dinner followed with Miss Paylore, Miss Ball, Mrs. McNamee, Tucson bookdealer, Donald M. 
Powell, Reference Department Head at the University Library, and Dr. Gjelsness. Mr. Whiting came 
away much impressed by the handsome reading room, the well-lighted and a.jry stacks, the careful 
treatment of rare materials, and, particularly, the hospitality of the Arizonans. 



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Books Cast Upon the Waters 

Back in 1954 when I was on leave at Columbia I attended the Holliday sale of Western Americana 
at Parke-Bernet Galleries and succeeded in buying for UCLA the large collection of Bandar Log Press 
items. It will be recalled that this was the first private press in Arizona, founded at Chicago in the 
1890's by Frank Holme, who took it with him when he went to Phoenix for his health. One of the items 
in the Holliday collection was Just for Fun, a pamphlet of verse printed at Chicago in 1895— one of the 
two Bandar Log items needed by the University of Arizona to complete its collection. So, in short, CLU 
gave its copy to AzU. 

The past week saw a copy arrive in the Library which will not be given away. Acquired from a long- 
memoried bookseller we once asked to report it. Just for Fun joins the Arizona and Huntington copies 
as the third to be recorded. 

L.C.P. 

The Disease of Censorship 

Under the above title Andrew Horn has contributed the leading review to the January issue of 
Frontier, to discuss Marjorie Fiske's Book Selection and Censorship (University of California Press). 

Concerning Miss Fiske s revelation that not only have restrictions on book selection been imposed 
on librarians in California but that librarians have sometimes imposed restrictions on themselves, Mr. 
Horn says, "What librarians must now be anxious about is not the public knowledge of their culpability. 
Rather, their concern is that there may be a hasty and overly simple transfer of guilt, coupled perhaps 
with a charge of hypocrisy or even cowardice, in which librarians themselves are held solely responsible 
for censorship whereas outside pressure groups or fanatic self-appointed censors are set aside as rela- 
tively harmless irritants. The whole point of Miss Fiske's book, and the overwhelming conclusion from 
the evidence collected and studied, is quite to the contrary. It is the complexity, not the simplicity, of 
the problem of censorship and book selection which is revealed. An attack on the confessed weakness, 
if it indeed rertiains a weakness after it is confessed, of professional librarians at this time would 
amount to pulling the finger out of the hole in the dike simply because the finger is frail." 

Assistantships Are Available at Berkeley 

The availability of one teaching assistantship and six research assistantships at the School of 
Librarianship at Berkeley for the 1960-61 academic year has been announced by Dean Danton. The 
teaching assistantship is open to graduates of accredited library schools interested in working toward a 
doctorate, and requires that less than half-time be spent on duties relating to the appointment. The 
stipend is $2,000 for nine months, and a scholarship average not less than halfway between a "B" and 
an "A" is required. 

The research assistantships, which call for approximately ten hours of work per week and pay $770 
for the academic year, are open to both beginning library school students and to graduates. A minimum 
scholarship average of approximately "B" plus is required. 

Applicants interested in either type of appointment are requested to write the Dean of the School, 
Berkeley 4. Prospective students in librarianship at Berkeley may also wish to secure from the Gradu- 
ate Division at Berkeley a copy of its brochure, "Fellowships and Graduate Scholarships," which lists 
the awards open to all graduate students at Berkeley having a high scholarship record. 



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Colombians Are Guests o( the University 

Dr. Jaime Quijano-Caballero, Administrative Secretary of the National University of Colombia, in 
Bogota, and leader of the group of fifteen Colombian students who are spending the month of January 
here under the second annual UCLA-Colombia Project, has been consulting with members of the Library 
staff about problems of the organization of library services. His university, which has numerous inde- 
pendent libraries in its schools and institutes, seeks to develop centralized technical and bibliograph- 
ical services which may ultimately grow to a full-scale university library. 

The visiting students represent seven Colombian universities and seven academic disciplines. 
After their stay here they will leave on a 10,000 mile trip across the United States, and will complete 
their tour in this country on February 22. The Project is sponsored jointly by the Institute of Interna- 
tional and Foreign Studies and the Latin American Studies Center, both of this campus. Its founder and 
director is Henry J. Bruman, Professor of Geography. The group are guests of the University during 
their stay in Los Angeles, and are living in Dykstra Hall. The Library has issued general courtesy 
cards to them. 

No Such Indiscrimination in Soviet Libraries 

In his book on Libraries and Bibliographic Centers in the Soviet Union (Indiana University Publi- 
cations: Slavic and East European Series, Volume 16, 1959), Paul L. Horecky says, 

"If Western readers require a description of the Soviet Library concept in negative or contrasting 
terms, one could safely state that it has little in common with the following profile of an American 
university library: 

Do you want facts? Want to prove something? Trying to find yourself, or the opposite, 
escape from yourself? We've got books for all purposes, for yes and no, for good and bad, 
black and white, near and far, for and against. . .something for every student, hurried or not, 
this intellectual free-for-all called the library, which finds the books of all times, races, 
colors, and creeds, stacked peacefully together under one roof. 

"Such an idea of bringing readers and books together indiscriminately would be emphatically 
opposed by any party-minded Soviet cultural official, for, as this study may have demonstrated, making 
available a variety— much less a universality— of views is outside the pale of Soviet library theory and 
reality." 

The quoted excerpt is from Mr. Powell's "Welcome" to the 1957 edition of Know Your Library, as 
quoted in College and Research Libraries. 

New ABAA Directory 

The Reference Desk has received copies of the 1960 edition of the Directory issued by the Anti- 
quarian Booksellers Association of America, Southern California Chapter. The booklet lists and de- 
scribes the twenty-five leading rare and out-of-print book dealers of this area. 

Motorized Book Truck Introduced by County 

What is probably the first motorized indoor book truck in the Los Angeles region went into service 
last month at the two branches of the Los Angeles County Public Library at Rancho Los Amigos. The 
motor cart makes the round of the many wards and covers the eighth of a mile between the branches in 
less than a third of the time required by the hand-pushed truck, and carries more than twice the books. 



January 22, 1960 43 

Apostrophized Overall 

Led astray by a dictionary (Webster's New World, no less), we misspelled the name of a famous 
brand of blue jeans by omitting the apostrophe in "Levi's" in our report in the last issue on Richard 
Dillon's request for assistance in writing a book on the history of the Levi Strauss Company. A full- 
page advertisement for "America's Finest Overall, Since 1850," in The Roundup, admonishes us that 
"Next time you have occasion to mention Levi's in your work, please remember it is a name— and rates 
a capital 'L' and an apostrophe 's' . . . " Mr. Dillon, incidentally, had spelled it correctly, in the letter 
from which we quoted. We thought we were being smart. 

Mitchell Book Bock in Print 

To be noted with special pleasure by librarians is Morrow and Sloane's announcement of publication 
in May of a revised edition of Iris for Every Garden, by Sydney B. Mitchell, late dean of the School of 
Librarianship on the Berkeley campus. 



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Los Angeles 24. Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editors: James IL Cox, Richard Zumwinkle. 
Contributors to this issue: Louise Darling, Eve Dolbee, Jean Gaines, Anthony Greco, Lawrence Clark 
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Volume 13, Number 9 February 5, 1960 



From the Librarian 

This year's ALA Midwinter Meeting, which many Californians attended last week, including Mr. 
Horn, Mr. Moore, and myself, found Chicago a mild lady-of-the-lake, with the temperature ranging from 
20 to 40, and no wind. Earlier 1 had witnessed three cloudless days in New York and New Haven. 
"January thaw" were the words I heard. 

Following the Bibliographical Society meetings in New York, I spent a full day at Yale in the 
stacks of the Sterling, in the rare book room, and in the Music Library. James M. Osborn opened the 
vault of the Elizabethan Club and mine eyes were dazzled by the jewels I saw. At the Babbs home I 
had good talk with them and with the Herman Lieberts, the Archibald Hannas, and Miss Lockhart. Miss 
Miriam Nagel, who exchanged cataloging positions in 1950/51 with Mr. Engelbarts, sent remembrances 
to all at UCLA. 

In Chicago I attended the Association of Research Libraries meeting at the Newberry Library, 
where papers on undergraduate and storage libraries and on library architecture were discussed. As 
Councillor from the California Library Association I attended the three sessions of the ALA Council, 
and meetings of the Greater ALA Committee (GALA), of the ALA Accreditation Committee, with Mr. 
Horn, of the Library Journal editorial advisory committee, as well as an informal lobby discussion with 
John Wakeman, the new editor of Wilson Library Bulletin— plus, of course, innumerable conversations 
with colleagues in all kinds of libraries. Mr. Horn and I can testify to the wide interest in the UCLA 
Library School and to the universal good will toward it. I hope that he and I can report to a staff meet- 
ing a bit later this year on the plans for opening in September. 

Encouraged by the Editor's reference to art (see page 47), I will close with a musical note. At the 
Chicago Symphony I heard Fritz Reiner conduct a precision performance of Haydn's 88th, leading the 
orchestra in this steel-and-gossamer construction with flick of finger and lift of brow. At another event 
the visiting orchestra from Moscow redeemed for me an otherwise all-Tchaikovsky orgy by playing 
Mozart's majestic C Major Concerto, K.467, with Emil Gilels as piano soloist. 

L.C.P. 

Technical Book Company Donation to Library School 

Andrew Horn has received for the School of Library Service a gift of ten books from Robert B. Ruby, 
president of the Technical Book Company, of Los Angeles. The volumes are basic reference works in 
science and technology, and include some of the major dictionaries, bibliographies, encyclopedias, and 
guides to the use of scientific literature. 



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Personnel Notes 

Herbert K. Ahn, Foreign Documents Librarian in the Government Publications Room, has been re- 
classified from Librarian 1 to Librarian II. 

Mrs. Elizabeth H. Costin, new Principal Library Assistant in the Graduate Reading Room, is a 
graduate of Central Missouri State College and has worked in the Kansas City Public Library as a Li- 
brary Assistant on Art, Music, and Films. 

Mrs. Charlene Palmer has accepted the position of Senior Library Assistant in the Circulation De- 
partment. Mrs. Palmer has attended UCLA and worked in the campus Business Office as well as at the 
University Medical Center in San Francisco. 

Elaine Widoff, Typist-Clerk in the Circulation Department, is resigning in order to return to school. 

Visitors 

Rev. Tadamasa Fukaya, the new head of the Tenrikyo Mission headquarters in America, in Los 
Angeles, visited the Oriental Library on January 6. 

Dr. Champaklal Pranshankar Shukla, Librarian and Head of the Department of Library Science of 
the University of Baroda, in India, visited the Library on January 20. His university is a new one, 
which in ten years has grown to an enrollment of 6,000 students and a faculty of 500. Dr. Shukla re- 
ceived his M.A. and Ph.D. in Library Science from the University of Michigan, in 1952 and 1953, and he 
was a cataloger at the Library of Congress in 1953 and 1954. 

Three other librarians from India, S.S. Lai, S.N. Mathur, and P.S. Patnaik, assistant librarians at 
the Punjab, Rajasthan, and Sri Venkateswara Universities, respectively, visited the Library on Febru- 
ary 1 and 2. 

Soviet Physicians Visit the Biomedical Library 

The Biomedical Library was host on January 22 to a group of Soviet physicians during their four- 
day stay at the Medical Center. The visitors were M. N. Pobedinsky, Director of the Institute of Medi- 
cal Radiology and Radiobiology in Leningrad, J. A. Zedgenidze, Chairman of the All Union Scientific 
Society of Radiologists and Roentgenologists, A. S. Pavlov, Radiotherapist of the Stomatological Hos- 
pital of Moscow, and V. V. Bochkarev, Director of the Isotope Institute of Moscow. They were particu- 
larly interested in the holdings of Russian serials and the traveling exhibit on the "Rise of Russian 
Science," and they discussed means of strengthening the Soviet biomedical collection of the Library. 
Through Dr. Gerald McDonnel, who planned their UCLA schedule. Professor Zedgenidze presented the 
Library with thirteen books, including five autographed copies of his own works. The others will send 
material on radiology and radiobiology after their return to the Soviet Union. 

Staff Publications 

Herbert K. Ahn, of the Government Publications Room, has contributed to the January issue of the 
California Librarian an article on "Increasing International Understanding: An Introduction to the Pub- 
lications of International Organizations," which he had read at the Documents Workshop in 1958. 
Charlotte Georgi has compiled a list of 34 books for "A Paperback Library of World Literature for 830," 
which appeared in the New York Herald Tribune Book Review for January 17. A Bibliography for V/or- 
ship. Music, and the Arts has been compiled and issued by Walther M. Liebenow. 



February 5, 1960 47 

Association Man at Chicago 

According to the practice established a year ago, the Midwinter Meeting of the American Library 
Association is a business session for the officers and committee members of the association and its 
divisions, sections, round tables, and other related groups. Program meetings for the general member- 
ship are scheduled only at the Annual Conference in June or July. What, then, does a more or less 
typical delegate to the Midwinter Meeting do to justify his spending five or six days in Chicago? 

The Editor was one of these, this year, and can report how he spent a good deal of his time at last 
week's meeting as a result of his involvement in "association work." Participation in one branch of 
ALA activity is likely to lead to more and more extensive participation in other programs. As immediate 
past president of the Reference Services Division, he therefore had several specified responsibilities. 
The principal one was to represent the division on the ALA Program Evaluation and Budget Committee, 
which is concerned with studying the program plans of all of the divisions and advising the ALA Execu- 
tive Board in the preparation of the annual budgets. Two meetings of this committee (inevitably called 
"PEBCO" by its members) were held under the chairmanship of Emerson Greenaway, immediate past 
president of the ALA, at which division programs were presented and discussed with relation to the 
general goals of the association. Next June, at the Annual Conference in Montreal, the committee will 
hold four meetings to consider budgets to support the programs. 

As each division past president must then report in detail on the deliberations of the committee to 
his division's board of directors, the Editor, therefore, also attended the two meetings of the Reference 
Services Division's board. Other RSD work in which he took part included membership on its Committee 
on Program and Activities and on the committee for tlie recently completed United States Field Seminar 
for Japanese Librarians. He also worked with the division's Publication Committee, which is making a 
study of the need for a journal for the division. 

As a result of the chain reaction that often occurs in such association work, he also serves as a 
member of the Organization Committee of the Association of College and Research Libraries, and has 
worked with Edwin Castagna, of Long Beach, on a special committee to prepare a revised code of ethics 
for librarians, appointed by a section of the Library Administration Division. He appears to have some 
of the weaknesses of the man who can't say no. 

Uncounted, untimed, and unrecorded conferences with fellow committeemen and others accounted for 
much of his time between sometimes early morning and sometimes late evening hours. Meeting places 
(all in the capacious Edgewater Beach Hotel) were in coffee shop, conference room, upstairs room, lobby, 
"Passagio," or bar. Conversations were not necessarily limited to association activity; much talk about 
one another's library is always rewarding at such meetings. 

An afternoon off in Chicago, earned by even the most intense of Association Men, brought to this 
delegate a visit to the incomparable exhibit of modern Japanese prints at the Art Institute of Chicago, 
which he felt was itself almost worth the trip. 

Families Helped by Christmas Contributions 

The Staff Association aided four families, including a total of sixteen children, over the recent holi- 
days by its donation of money, canned goods, and children's gifts. The Christmas Receiving Center of 
the Bureau of Public Assistance forwarded monetary contributions to selected deserving families in the 
form of orders for merchandise and food. 



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Australian Scenes on Exhibit 

The bustling life of nineteenth-century Australia, in cities and villages, in forests and deserts, is 
depicted in a series of views currently displayed in the Department of Special Collections. Aboriginal 
life, the gold diggings, wharfside activity, wilderness beauty, and ships and seascapes form the sub- 
jects of a collection of delicately hand-colored engravings, dated about 1880, which the Department 
acquired recently. 

Island Archives 

"People Who Live in Grass Houses Shouldn't Stow Tomes," is the conclusion arrived at in an 
article in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin of December 13, devoted to the history and problems of archives 
in Hawaii. The State Archivist, Agnes Conrad, former member of our Catalog Department, is trying to 
obtain valuable papers before, not after, termites, dry rot, and moisture make them useless, she says. 
"Today it is considered one of the most modern and adequately housed state archives in the United 
States. There, documents dating back to 1790 are kept under conditions of humidity and temperature 
scientifically calculated to provide the best conditions for preservation." The clipping has come to us 
from Julia Curry and Alice Humiston, former colleagues of Miss Conrad's here. 

Help Fight Lordosis! 

Although Correct Posture Week does not come until May (a busy time of year, for May is also Pal 
Month, National Canned Hamburger Month, National Foot Health Month, and May Time Is Picture Time 
Month), Marquis-Who's Who, Inc. is to be congratulated for kicking off the campaign early. The adver- 
tisement in Library Journal of January 15 for the forthcoming volume of Who's Who in America says it is 
"bound in new manner to minimize slumping of pages away from case, common to all large books. A 
hasty survey reveals that the condition is common to large book stacks, as well as to large books; it 
afflicts shelvers as well as pages. 



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Los Angeles 24. Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editors: James R. Cox, Richard Zumwinkle. 
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Volume 13, Number 10 February 19, 1960 



From the Librarian 

The Library's building program has been of highest concern to those of us charged with its respon- 
sibility since it came under review a month ago by the budget officers of the Governor and the Legisla- 
ture. Last week Mr. Miles and I accompanied Vice Chancellor Young, Library Committee Chairman 
Jenkins, and Analyst Hobden to Sacramento where we appeared at a budget hearing. No final decisions 
have been reached yet. 

I have also had an active lecture schedule, including the San Francisco Browning Society, Compton 
Union Secondary Teachers' Club, Marlborough School, Westwood Women's Club, and the Lincoln Sesqui- 
centennial Dinner at which I welcomed the guests on behalf of Chancellor Knudsen. 

L.C.P. 

Personnel Notes 

Mrs. Susan K. Folz, newly employed in the Librarian's Office as Secretary, is a graduate of Banks 
Business College in Philadelphia. Her previous experience has included secretarial work with the De- 
partment of State in China. 

Leslie C. Beck has been employed by the Photographic Service as Laboratory Assistant I. He has 
had a variety of photographic experience, including that of film technician with Consolidated Film In- 
dustry. 

Mts. Tina Rosenfeld, Senior Library Assistant in the Business Administration Library, has resigned 
because of transportation difficulties. 

Promotion Announced 

Marjorie Weiss, of the Bureau of Governmental Research, has been promoted from Senior Typist 
Clerk to Principal Library Assistant. 

Exhibit of Gifts 

A selection from the numerous gifts received by the Library during 1959 is on display in the Main 
Library through March 18. The items include such important additions to the Library as manuscripts, 
photographs, rare and unusual editions, and Californiana. Most of the material is from the Department 
of Special Collections, and was prepared for exhibit by Brooke Whiting and Marian Engelke. 



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Visitors 

Russell Shank, Assistant Librarian, Berkeley campus, visited the Library on February 3, 4, and 5, 
while attending the National Symposium on Machine Translation, held on this campus. 

John E. Smith, Librarian of the Santa Barbara Public Library, visited the main Library on February 
5. 

Donald Davidson, Librarian, University of California, Santa Barbara, and Mrs. Blair Cameron, 
Herbert Linville, Sheila McfAurray, and Mrs. Violet Shue, all from the Santa Barbara campus, visited the 
Library on February 5. 

E.J. Devereux, St. Catherine's, Oxford University, visited the Department of Special Collections on 
February 8. 

Academician N. V. Belov, of the Institute of Crystallography, Academy of Sciences of the USSR, 
in Moscow, visited the Chemistry Library on February 8. He had conducted a Seminar on crystal chem- 
istry that morning for the Chemistry Department. 

Miss Mildred M. Brackett, Consultant in School Library Education to the California Department of 
Education , visited Mr. Powell and Mr. Horn on February 9 to discuss problems of certifying school li- 
brarians and accrediting library schools. In this connection also she called on Assistant Dean Seagoe, 
School of Education. Miss Brackett is on leave of absence as Director of School Library Service of 
Sacramento County until a permanent appointment is made to the recently created position of Consultant 
in School Library Education. 

Stanley McElderry, Librarian of tlie San Fernando Valley State College, visited the Library on Feb- 
ruary 11 to discuss plans for a meeting of the Southern Division of CURLS next April. 

Staff Notes 

Charlotte Georgi was a member of a committee of twelve who edited entries for the "Metals and 
Minerals" section of Sources of Commodity Prices (1960), compiled by Paul Wasserman. This publica- 
tion, a project of the Business and Finance Division of the Special Libraries Association, is a modern 
version of the classic economic source book. Price Sources: Index of Commercial and Economic Publi- 
cations Currently Received in the Libraries of the Department of Commerce Which Contain Current Mar- 
ket Commodity Prices (1931). 

Elizabeth Norton was in Berkeley on February 5 to meet with Mrs. Dorothy Keller, Head of the 
Acquisition Department on the Berkeley campus, and Vern Haddick, also of the Acquisition Department, 
to discuss the work of the ALA RTSD Joint Committee on Compiling a List of International Subscription 
Agents. On her way home, she visited the new library at the Monterey Peninsula College. 

Mr. Powell contributed a column to the New York Times Book Review for February 7 for the "Speak- 
ing of Books" department usually written by J. Donald Adams. 

Robert F. Lewis and Louise Darling have collaborated with Dr. R. R. Sonnenschein, Associate 
Professor of Physiology, in preparing sections in two recent volumes of the Handbook of Biological Data. 
"Survival and Revival under Conditions of Anoxia or Arrested Circulation: Animal Tissues" appeared in 
the Handbook of Respiration (1958) and "Resistance of Animal Tissues to Arrested Circulation: Mammals' 
in the Handbook of Circulation (1959). 



February 19, 1960 



51 



Post Card Gifts: Aftermath of on Exhibit 

The Library has benefited richly from the publicity about the recent exhibit of early Southern Cali- 
fornia post cards in the Department of Special Collections, in which people were invited to donate cards 
to the Library. The newspaper stories attracted many visitors, some of whom brought donations with 
them. Some visitors, and even a few staff members, had fun recalling such early-century views as the 
trackless trolleys to Laurel Canon, the Mt. Lowe Railway and Alpine Tavern, downtown street scenes 
(including the "Best lighted Street in the World"), and vistas of a smog-free Los Angeles from the border- 
ing mountains. 




Broadway South from First, 1 o^ An gelei. Cal. 

Hest ii)>hled Street in Uit 




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Among the visitors were several collectors of old post cards, and one identified herself as a mem- 
ber of a post card collectors' club which meets at Clifton s Cafeteria. 

A dozen people have brought in or mailed cards, and others have described their collections and 
said they will give them to the Library. The donations range from a few cards to an album containing 
203 choice cards. 

Gift of Rare Medical Books 

The Biomedical Library has received 48 volumes of early medical books, the gift of Dr. James T. 
Case of Santa Barbara, through the Department of Radiology. Included are several examples of Ameri- 
cana in addition to two notable works in the history of medicine: Giovanni Battista Morgagni's The 
Seats and Causes of Diseases, translated from the Latin Edition of 1761 by B. Alexander (London, A. 
Millar and T. Cadell, 1769, three volumes), and a first edition of William Beaumont's Experiments and 
Observations on the Gastric juice and the Physiology of Digestion, published in Plattsburg by F. P. 
Allen, 1833. 

Progress of the Book (V) 

The Unicorn Book Shop, located at the back of the Unicorn Coffee House, 8907 Sunset Boulevard, 
on the Sunset Strip, had a change in management last November when Grover and Rosemary Haynes be- 
came the new proprietors. The shop is open during evening hours and specializes in avant garde and 
beat literature in paperbound editions. Under the imprint of the Three Penny Press, the owners also 
publish the writings of local poets. 

A similar but larger stock of books may be found at The Focus, which describes itself as a "Far 
Out" bookstore. Jim Shaw opened the shop last October next door to the Bible Tabernacle on 17th 
Avenue in Venice, but at the turn of the year the shop was moved to its present location at 38 Market 
Street, next to the Gas House. Besides books, paperbacks, and literary periodicals, there are paintings, 
handicraft products, and bongo drums. Monday evenings are devoted to readings of beat poetry. "Hours; 
Open when the weather is clear and fairly warm." 

The Beat Scene is a tiny shop owned by Bob Chatterton, who also operates the newly opened Cine- 
Muse, a combination art cinema and coffee shop on Pier Avenue in Ocean Park. The bookshop, which 
last October was first housed on minute premises at 319'/^ Ocean PVont, moved at the end of December 
into the Gas House (1501 Ocean Front, Venice) where it occupies a rear corner of the big room and is 
open afternoons and evenings, Friday through Sunday. Paperbound books and some little magazines 
comprise the stock; the Beat Scene Press publishes some works of the local writers. 

The Green Phoenix will not be opened in the near future, although for two or three months shelves 
and used books have been added to the little store which still bears the sign, "Suzy's Sample Sports- 
wear, at 1211 Ocean Front, Venice. Perhaps in the summertime the shop may be opened, according to 
owner Jim Murray, who also manages the Venice West Cafe Expresso, on Dudley Street. 

We regret to report that The Final Emancipation of the Human Personality Store, sometime dealer in 
secondhand paperbacks and almost everything else imaginable, was closed in December due to denial 
of its secondhand dealer's permit by the Police Department. The store, at 109 Market Street in Venice, 
subsequently flickered to life briefly, for a day or two, as a coffee house called The Black Museum, but 
now has gone under for good. 



February 19, 1960 



53 



How It Was Done: The Latest Shift of the Catalog 



After weeks of preparation, the Catalog Department rolled up its sleeves and shifted the cards in 
the public catalog, to fill up the new unit of 216 trays which had been received for Christmas. The 
catalog now has a total of 2772 trays. 

The shifting, supervised by 
Mrs. Eleanore Friedgood, was 
done during the between-semes- 
ter period, when fewer users of 
the catalog would be inconven- 
ienced by difficulties in locating 
drawers (finding, for example, 
that NID-NIETY actually con- 
tained MAGER-MAGK). The 
shifting crews, usually two per- 
sons working together, began 
work at 8:00 a.m. on February 1, 
and finished at 5:00 p.m. on Feb- 
ruary 2. By the stroke of noon on 
February 3, the last label had 
been inserted. The shifting was 
complicated because the new 
unit was to hold cards for MAR— 
NON instead of either the begin- 
ning or end of the alphabet, which 
would have made it somewhat 
simpler. 




The preparation included measuring the contents of the travs in centimeters, calculating how many 
centimeters of cards each should contain after the shift, inserting numbered markers to indicate where 
the divisions should be made (the numbers corresponding to the trays into which the cards were to be 
put), adjusting the markers to make the divisions convenient for use, listing the information for new 
labels, and typing the labels on the Varityper. 

Library Service for Students 

"The Challenge of the 60's: Adequate Library Service for Students" will be the theme for a morning 
panel discussion, moderated by Raymond Holt, Librarian, Pomona Public Library, to be held during the 
Santa Monica— Los Angeles regional meeting of the Southern District of the California Library Association 
on Saturday, February 27. New developments in curriculum planning and their effects on student library 
needs and on school and public library services will be considered by Dr. Fred Zannon, Assistant Super- 
intendent, Santa Monica Unified School District, Mrs. Sylvia Ziskind, Librarian, Bellflower High School, 
and Mrs. Edith Bishop, Coordinator, Work with Young Adults, Los Angeles Public Library. 

Meeting the challenge to provide for tne library needs of students will be discussed at an afternoon 
session. Mrs. Mary Tinglof, Los Angeles Board of Education, will speak on the responsibility of the 
schools; Mr. Moore, Head of the Reference Department, will describe the cooperation of academic librar- 
ies in planning for gifted students; and Harold Hamill, Librarian, Los Angeles Public Library, will talk 
on the public library's role. 



The CLA meeting will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the Hotel Monica. Miss Hilda Glaser, 
Librarian, Santa Monica Public Library, will be chairman. 



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UCLA Librarian 





1958/59 


1957/58 


1956 '57 


1955/56 


1954/55 


1 


Harvard 
6,492,124 


Harvard 
6,350,227 


Harvard 
6,225,447 


Harvard 
6,085,761 


Harvard 
5,955,766 


2 


Yale 

4,309,882 


Yale 

4,215,909 


Yale 

4,139,047 


Yale 

4,073,946 


Yale 

4,280,473 


3 


Illinois 
3,209,404 


Illinois 
3,125,882 


Illinois 
3,049,741 


Illinois 
2,978,597 


Illinois 
2,888,557 


4 


Columbia 
2,730,732 


Michigan 
2,624,468 


Michigan 
2,532,849 


Michigan 
2,411,628 


Michigan 
2,325,295 


5 


Michigan 
2,690,313 


Calif. Berk. 
2,305,121 


Calif. Berk. 
2,226,359 


Columbia 
2,164,652 


Columbia 
2,116,641 


6 


Calif. Berk. 
2,397,117 


Columbia 
2,274,586 


Columbia 
2,218,641 


Calif. Berk. 
2,142,801 


Calif. Berk. 
2,063,082 


7 


Chicago 
2,044,335 


Chicago 
1,988,700 


Chicago 
1,952,374 


Chicago 
1,925,754 


Chicago 
1,911,111 


8 


Cornell 
2,043,026 


Cornell 
1,967,599 


Cornell 
1,870,728 


Minnesota 
1,841,437 


Minnesota 
1,791,047 


9 


Minnesota 
1,937,495 


Minnesota 
1,905,678 


Minnesota 
1,868,566 


Cornell 
1,812,826 


Cornell 
1,745,987 


10 


Pennsylvania 
1,593,824 


Pennsylvania 
1,570,009 


Pennsylvania 
1,543,234 


Pennsylvania 
1,501,586 


Pennsylvania 
1,475,243 


11 


Princeton 
1,569,825 


Princeton 
1,508,240 


Princeton 
1,457,173 


Princeton 
1,407,179 


Stanford 
1,308,680 


12 


Northwestern 
1,465,228 


Stanford 
1,355,715 


Stanford 
1,414,611 


Stanford 
1,366,627 


Princeton 
1,308,000 


13 


Stanford 
1,448,080 


Duke 

1,343,768 


Duke 

1,292,448 


Duke 

1,244,880 


Duke 

1,198,497 


14 


Duke 

1,390,544 


Northwestern 
1,339,218 


Northwestern 
1,268,084 


Northwestern 
1,224,720 


Northwestern 
1,184,653 


15 


Calif. L.A. 
1,375,262 


Calif. L.A. 
1,301,075 


Calif. L.A. 
1,229,572 


Texas 

1,166,295 


Texas 

1,132,128 



Total volumes in the first fifteen university libraries, 1955-1959 



February 19, 1960 55 



Where We Stand 

In number of volumes in the Library, UCLA again ranks fifteentli among universities in the United 
States, as it has for the past three years, according to "Statistics for College and University Libraries 
for the Fiscal Year 1958/59, Collected by the Princeton University Library." With 1,375,262 volumes, 
this is just below Duke University, with 1,390,544, and just above the University of Wisconsin, with 
1,327,425. 

From our vantage point in the fifteenth row, it is interesting to watch the changing positions of 
numbers 4,5, and 6, where Columbia, Michigan, and California at Berkeley have been jockeying for these 
three places for the past five years. As CU News says, Berkeley's drop from fifth place is the result of 
Columbia University's vault from sixth to fourth this year, following a change in their method of count- 
ing. This is comparable to Michigan's startling leap from ninth place to fourth place, in 1953/54, over 
Columbia, Chicago, California at Berkeley, Minnesota, and Cornell, which was explained in the same 
way. 

As we have reported from year to year, we are not really static, for we have progressed in ten years 
from twenty-first place in number of volumes to the present fifteenth. 

In volumes added in 1958/59 we ranked fifth, with 81,410 volumes, below Yale (83,305), Illinois 
(92,461), California, Berkeley (99,267), and Harvard (142,677). In amounts spent for books, periodicals, 
binding, and rebinding, we again ranked fifth, with $488,335, below Illinois ($536,065), California, 
Berkeley (1592,668), Texas ($633,749), and Harvard ($806,616). 

"Almost Beyond Comprehension 

"...In the colonial period Harvard's Library was the finest in the country. Despite the almost 
complete destruction it suffered by fire in 1764, a Visiting Committee could say of the Library just a 
hundred years ago, as Mr. Buck pointed out in his report tiiis year, that it was 'the most valuable of 
[the University's] outward possessions, and the immediate nutriment of her inward life. Its phenom- 
enal growth in recent decades, keeping pace witii the furious advance of knowledge, has not diminished 
the force of this claim." The words are those of Nathan \1. Pusey, President of Harvard University, in 
his Report for 1958-1959. There are now more than 6.5 million books and pamphlets at Harvard in 88 
separate libraries, and almost a million in its Law Library alone. "The annual cost of housing, caring 
for, making available, and increasing this great university-wide collection has now grown to approxi- 
mately $4 million," he reports. 

"Today the variety of fields, the subjects covered, and the quality of its collections are almost 
beyond comprehension. It is admittedly a vastly greater library than an undergraduate college needs, 
but not than it can use. It is perhaps even more extensive than is required by an ordinarily strong uni- 
versity. But if Harvard has developed a special quality over the years, in undergraduate instruction as 
well as in advanced research, it is owed in no small measure to its library, which is the creation of— 
and the magnet which attracts— succeeding generations of outstanding scholars. And it is necessary to 
remember that this library is used not just by Harvard scholars, but by scholars from metropolitan Boston, 
Massachusetts, New England, indeed from all parts of the country— and now, increasingly, the world. 
It is, in many areas of study, an advanced scholar's paradise, a true citadel for learning, and a resource 
with which our country could not safely dispense." 

Our Man in Hell 

A Visit Down There is the title of the new novel by Christopher Isherwood which Simon and Schuster 
will publish next fall. The 'visits' are reported by Publishers' Weekly to refer to three aspects of Hell 
which Isherwood sees himself as having visited: pre-World War II Germany; Southern California; the post- 
war ruins of Berlin. (The Circulation Department reports Mr. Isherwood renewed his borrowing privileges 
with us last December.) 



56 UCLA Librarian 



Open House at Theater Arts and Home Economics 

On Thursday, March 3, between 1 and 5 p.m., the Theater Arts Library (Site 3, Building B) and the 
Home Economics Library (HE 1224) will hold their annual Open House for Library staff members. Li- 
brarians Shirley Hood and Renee Williams will be on hand to conduct informal tours and to answer ques- 
tions. Please arrange to arrive on the hour or the half hour so that the librarians may plan accordingly. 

Bond of Ladies 

Dr. Adrian F. Ebell, a graduate of Yale College in the Class of 1863, and "a noted lecturer on art, 
literature and women's advancement," visited Oakland in 1876, "and succeeded in inducing a band of 
ladies here to organize a branch society of the International Academy," according to Past and Present 
of Alameda County, California (Chicago, 1914). This information about a man whose name is well known 
in Southern California, but about whom, paradoxically, little is generally known, was recently discovered 
by a member of the Reference Department who was helping The Ebell of Los Angeles to find information 
about him for its historical records. This club is one of a number in and about Los Angeles which bear 
his name. 

After Ebell's death in 1877, the band of ladies in Oakland took his name, and, the volume on Ala- 
meda County says, "was the progenitor of the present organization, the first woman's club in the state— 
the Ebell Society. It was incorporated in 1884, federated in 1893, and became a member of the state 
federation in 1900 at which time it had 447 members and was the most elevating social and literary 
organization in Oakland. 

Ebell was born at Jaffnapattam, Ceylon, September 20, 1840, our referencer, Frances Kirschenbaum, 
found, in A History of the Class of 1863 of Yale University. He attended Williston Seminary, Easthamp- 
ton, Massachusetts, entered Yale with the Class of '62, and afterward joined the Class of '63, but re- 
mained with it only through the first term of his Freshman year. He then taught music in New Haven 
and later in Chicago, and in 1862 went to Minnesota and entered the army as a first lieutenant, and was 
engaged in fighting the Indians. He wrote an account of "The Indian Massacres and War of 1862" for 
Harper's Magazine, June 1863. 

He returned to Yale, and graduated from the Sheffield Scientific School in 1866. He received the 
degree of M.D. from the Medical College at Albany in 1869. He devoted much of his time to lecturing on 
natural science before educational societies and public gatherings. Several of his lectures were pub- 
lished by Ebell and Company, in New York. In 1871, according to the Class history, he "established 
himself in New York City as director of the International Academy of Natural Science, which comprised 
a plan of travel and study in Europe for annually organized classes of young ladies." (It was a branch 
of this Academy which the ladies in Oakland were induced to organize in 1876.) 

Ebell embarked from New York on one of his tours to Europe in March 1877, but was taken ill almost 
immediately, and died on a landing steamer in the harbor at Hamburg. He had married Oriana L. Steele, 
of New York City, in 1874. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, 
Los Angeles 24. Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editors: James R. Cox, Richard Zumwinkle. 
Contributors to this issue: Page Ackerman, Elizabeth Bradstreet, Dorothy Dragonette, Anthony Greco, 
Andrew Horn, Ralph Johnson, Frances Kirschenbaum, Robert F. Lewis, Helene Schimansky, Brooke 
Whiting. 



ucQ^ 




ranan 



UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARY • LOS ANGELES 2 4- 



Volume 13, Number 11 Morch 4, 1960 



From the Librarian 

At its meeting last Monday the Senate Library Committee considered a lengthy agenda, including 
purchases from the reserve fund, blanket purchasing, new subscriptions, the revised lending code, 
branch library and departmental reading room policy, and the building program. 

Mr. Horn and I sponsored a luncheon meeting last week to discuss kinds of bibliographical instruc- 
tion to be given in the library school. Present also were Mrs. Sayers, Miss Lodge, Miss Rosenberg, 
Mr. Moore, Mr. Jake Zeitlin, Dean Arlt, and Professors Dick and Ewing. 

A week ago today I was in Northfield, Minnesota, to speak at a Carleton College convocation on 
"A Passion for Books." I also spoke informally with a group of students interested in library work 
brought together by Librarian James Richards. En route to the Twin Cities airport I visited Macalester 
College in St. Paul, where Librarian James Holly introduced me to his staff at tea. 

L.C.P. 

Personnel Notes 

Mrs. Gladys Margaret Vander V/eide, now employed in the Librarian's Office as Senior Typist Clerk, 
has been a bookkeeper in the Security-First National Bank. She has attended George Pepperdine College 
and the University of Utah. 

]udy Sporleder, new Senior Library Assistant in the Business Administration Library, attended San 
Jose State College, and worked there as a student assistant in the Library. 

Mrs. Jean Gaines has resigned her position as Principal Clerk in the Librarian's Office because of 
commuting difficulties. 

Leslie Beck and Robert Reddig have resigned from the Photographic Service. 

Mrs. Lovell Royston has resigned as Senior Typist Clerk in the Acquisitions Department. 

Brenda Sue Clift, Typist Clerk in the Engineering Library, has resigned because of illness. 



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The Appointment Has Been Announced 

In announcing Mr. Powell's appointment as Dean of the School of Library Service last week. Chan- 
cellor Knudsen said, "Although we considered many candidates for this important new school at UCLA, 
we decided our best choice was right here on campus." The appointment, approved by the Regents at 
their February 19 meeting, on the Riverside campus, was announced jointly by President Kerr and Chan- 
cellor Knudsen. 

The next issue of the UCLA Librarian will carry further information about the School's plans. 

Thanks to the Staff 

S.S. Lai and S.N. Mathur, two of the Indian librarians who recently visited us, have written their 
thanks to all the members of our staff "who individually and jointly did their best to help us in finding 
answers to our unending questions. Your cooperation and guidance made our stay in the Los Angeles 
area both pleasant and professionally profitable. On account of your unlimited hospitality and the most 
beautiful and wholesome climate of your area, you made us feel quite at home. We had to beg leave of 
you not that we wanted to leave but because it was not in our power and so we left the place with a 
heavy heart. . ." 

Chemistry Library Receives Contest Award Books 

For the second successive year, a UCLA student has won the Freshman Achievement Contest in 
Chemistry, competing with college students in eleven western states. The latest winner is John 
Newmeyer, and for the previous year Marilyn Hellman won first place. The Chemical Rubber Company, 
Cleveland, sponsor of the contest, has donated scientific books valued at $100 to the Chemistry Library 
each year in the name of the contest winner. 

Hazy About Hell (A Letter to the Editor) 

Concerning our reference in the last issue to Mr. Christopher Isherwood's forthcoming book, A Visit 
Down There, we have received the following message from a reader in the Accounting Office: 

Dear Sir: 

While I haven't met Mr. Isherwood, I suspect that he, like many Britishers I have met, may 
be a bit hazy as to where Hell is. For instance, the Illustrated London News of January 23rd, 
in an article on pp. 142/3, begins: "In Southern California you can be fined 500 dollars for 
throwing stones at butterflies. At the present rate of exchange tliis comes near to £200, a 
severe penalty for so seemingly trivial an offence, but it is a measure of the esteem in which 
the monarch butterfly is held. In Pacific Grove, to the south of San Francisco, the masses of 
monarch butterflies hibernating on the trees are more than an attractive sight for winter 
visitors." And so on, through the picture caption, where we read that ". . . an incredible number 
choose Pacific Grove each autumn, where they are so widely known that a city law protects 
them from molestation." 

I presume that Mr. I. lives nearby, in view of his mid-winter renewal of his borrower's card. 
Or perhaps he is commuting between some distant home and Hell? 

P. M. Douglas 



March 4, 1960 59 



Building a Personal Library 

"Time was when every teacher, like every other man of learning, had his own library," writes William 
Ready, Librarian of Marquette University, in The Educational Forum, January, 1960, under the title, 
"Every Man, His Library-" "The decline of the personal library is a phenomenon of this century. More 
and more teachers are growing up and entering the profession unaware that a personal library should be 
as much a part of their equipment as their diploma, as their education itself. This is as it used to be 
but not as it is. Oh, they keep the books they have had perforce to buy, and if they have an office, they 
decorate the shelves with them, and they pick up here and there such give-away bargains as they can in 
book clubs, a set of Toynbee perhaps, the Yale Shakespeare; they subscribe to some magazines, and 
receive professional journals as part of the annual subscription to their professional society or fraternity. 
But their own library that they should cherish like a green tree is a thing of the past, as old fashioned as 
some of the virtues that went out with the past. 

". . . Regarding the contents of a personal library a teacher should buy," he says, "there are as many 
ideas as there are men. If 1 could start a controversy with this article as to what books, the article would 
be a success; it should be judged upon the amount of fuiy it arouses. . . 

With this taunting introduction, Mr. Ready proceeds to offer some sound advice which would benefit 
librarian as well as teacher on building one's own library — "a lifetime experience and obligation from 
which he will benefit greatly as a teacher and as an individual. 

Progress of the Book (VI) 

The Golden Bough was opened last April bv Mrs. Jane Gentle in a rustic setting at 438 South To- 
panga Canyon Boulevard, Fernwood. The shop stocks a miscellaneous collection of new and used books 
and paperbacks, to meet the varied needs of the canyon residents. 

Under the name of Kahn & Fisher, Booksellers, Ld Kahn and Ray Fisher are conducting a mail order 
book service from P.O. Box 2425, Santa Monica. Their first catalogue was issued last year, and their 
second is now being printed. All books are on some aspect of folklore: folk dances, folk songs, tales, 
customs, mythology. Last May Mr. Kahn won first prize in the Campbell Student Book Collection Contest 
with American folk song books from his personal collection. 

Carlisle' s, a handsome store filled with paintings, prints, art objects, antiques, and books all with 
some sports motif, moved in December to 352 North Beverly Drive, in Beverly Hills. A small book sec- 
tion on the mezzanine contains new, used, and rare books on fishing, hunting, yachting, and horsemanship. 

Cooke's Arcade Book Marl has changed its name to Cooke's Bookfinding Service. E.A. Cooke moved 
the shop this week to his home at 841 21st Street, Santa Monica, and henceforth will deal in used and out- 
of-print books, specializing in Americana. 

"The Peralta Grant" in Full 

Members of our staff who heard Donald M. Powell, Head of the Reference Department of the Univer- 
sity of Arizona Library, read his delightful paper on the "Barony of Arizona" land scheme of 1882 at the 
meeting of the Bibliographical Society of America at the Huntington Library in 1955 will be pleased to 
know that the University of Oklahoma Press will publish his complete study of the hoax in May, under 
the title. The Peralta Grant: James Addison Reavis and the Barony of Arizona. 



60 UCLA Librarian 



A Pick-up Waits for Me 

A pick-up waits for me, it contains all, nothing is lacking, 

Yet all were lacking if bookchecks were lacking, or if the presence of the right dateslips were lacking. 

Inner-cats contain all, call numbers, copy numbers, title, author, edition, number of books, circulation, 
date stamp, the mystery of to which section of the library the book belongs. 

All hopes of students, benefactions of cataloging and the bindery, bestowals of personal copies. 

All processes of alphabetization, reading, filing, discharging, de-tagging, tagging, loading, shelving, 
shifting. 

These are contained in inner-cats as parts of themselves and justifications of themselves. 

Without shame the staff-member I like knows and avows the accuracies of his typing, 
Without shame the student assistant I like knows and avows his. 

Now I will dismiss myself from impassive shelf-reading, 

I will go and stay with the pick-up which waits for me, and those tasks that are warm-blooded and 

sufficient for me, 
I see that they are worthy of me, I will be the robust filer of those pub-cats. 

They are not one jot less than I am, 

They are grimed with pudgy fingerprints, 

Their comers are dog-eared by constant handling. 

They have been typed, put in call-number order, filed, pulled, counted, put in alphabetical order and 

filed again. 
They are ultimate in their own right — they are absolute, endless, well-possess'd of themselves. 

I draw you close to me, you inner-cats, 

I cannot let you go, I would put you in order, 

I am for you, and you are for me, not for our own sake, but for the Public's sake, 

Envelop'd in you sleep greater systems of cataloging, 

They refuse to be significant to any but me. 

It is I you pick-up, I plod on my way, 

I am stern, accurate, thorough, and discriminating, 

I do not pull any more bookchecks than is necessary for you, 

I take the books to start a well-stocked reserve section, fit for the Public, I shelve with stiff, sore 

muscles. 
I brace myself, load another truck, 
I dare not cease till I deposit what has so long accumulated on the shelves of the Open Stack Section 

in the Reserve Book Room. 

Through you I earn my monthly salary. 

In you I place endless booktags. 

On you I glue innumerable dateslips. 

The tags I place in you are green, yellow, or pink. 

The tags I place in you shall signify your circulation, 

I shall expect the color of the tags to be heeded by student assistants, 

I shall count the endless callslips resulting from two-hour circulation just as I count the endless 

bookchecks of the pick-up I make now. 
I shall look for infinite clumps of overdues to be FOS'd from the books which I have sent from CL to 

RBR to be used by the Public, from the pick-up I make so lovingly now. 

Marina Bokelman 

(with appropriate apologies) 



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Miss Mumm Retires at State Library 

One of California's most noted reference librarians, Beulah Mumm, retired this week, after 47 years 
with the California State Library. Miss Mumm started to work there as a general library assistant, having 
previously been a high school librarian in Wausau, Wisconsin, Assistant Librarian at Sedalia, Missouri, 
and Librarian of Glenn County, California. She became Supervising Reference Librarian at the State 
Library in 1921, and since 1957 has been Chief of Reader Services. 

LC Honor for John Finzi 

John C. Finzi, former staff member of the Clark Library, and now of the Exchange and Gift Division 
of the Library of Congress, has been given a Meritorious Service Award and $200 in recognition of his 
work on the bibliography. Higher Education in the United States, 1946-1956, for the General Reference 
and Bibliography Division, to which he was formerly assigned. After he had been promoted to his present 
position he had voluntarily assisted in the completion of the bibliography on his own time. 




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Glossary 



pick-up: in library language, not "a small, often open, truck used in collecting and delivering 

parcels, etc.;" nor, in College Library parlance, "a casual or informal acquaintance, as one 
formed for purposes of love-making." 

pub-cat: see illustration. 

inner-cat: College Library staff not in this purely for worldly gain. 

shelf-reading: Whitman believed it less tiring than standing. 

FOS'd: found on shelf'd, of course. 



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On Humanizing Libraries— and Books 

Joseph L. Wheeler, the distinguished former librarian of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, 
and famed consultant on library buildings, now living in retirement in Florida, was pleased by Mr. 
Powell's comments on the Dallas Public Library building in the column he wrote in the February 7 New 
York Times Book Review, because Mr. Wheeler had "had a hand in keeping the site downtown and in 
describing the general aspect the new building should have as well as its general layout." There was 
no consultant during the architect's job, he says, as the trustees were trying to rush it to contract stage 
before some of the opposition could change the city's action on approving the old site. "Have been try- 
ing for 50 years to humanize libraries, as you are so effectively humanizing books themselves. A great 
game, ain t it r 

Mr. Wheeler recalls that "way back, I wrote a spiel, in Atlantic Bookshelf [Atlantic Monthly, 
September, 1928], on "The Crowd, the Individual and the Library.'" He agrees with Mr. Powell that the 
library is "one of the remaining places of privacy, the refuge of the individual who wants to be left 
alone. 

Committee Appointment for Mr. Cox 

James Cox has been appointed Southern California Chairman of the California Library Association's 
Regional Resources Coordinating Committee. 

Mr. Milczewski is Appointed at Washington 

CU News reports that Marion Milczewski, Assistant Librarian of the University Library at Berkeley 
for more than eleven years, will become Director of Libraries at the University of Washington, on July 1. 
Mr. Milczewski came to California from a position as Director of the Southeastern States Cooperative 
Library Survey, having previously been on the ALA Headquarters staff. In 1954 and 1955, he studied 
British university libraries on a Fulbright grant. One of his major responsibilities at Berkeley has been 
in planning and coordinating the Library's building programs. 



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March 18, 1960 



From the Librarian 

In place of the copy usually received for this space from the Librarian we report receipt by the 
Dean-Elect of the School of Library Service of a gift from the Provost and Librarian of the San Francisco 

Medical Center, J.B. deC.M. 
Saunders, M.D., of the items pic- 
tured herewith. Kith his congratu- 
lations the Provost writes, "In 
order that you may feel entirely at 
home in your new office, I am for- 
warding you under separate cover 
the requisite symbols. Which you 
should take yourself and which you 
should give to your faculty is one 
of the major decisions a Dean must 
make." 

Personnel Notes 

Lorna Wiggins, Librarian I in 
the Biomedical Library, has re- 
signed to return to her home in 
Alabama following a three-month 
tour of Europe. 

]une Kostyk, Librarian II in 
the Engineering Library, has re- 
signed to accept a position in the special library field. 

Margaret McNamara, newly employed as Typist Clerk in the Engineering Library, has attended 
Santa Monica City College. 

Mrs. Margaret Weston has resigned as Assistant Stack Supervisor in the Circulation Department. 




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Library School Progress 

Past, present, and future plans for the School of Library Service were discussed by Miss Ackerman, 
Mr. Horn, and Mr. Powell at a staff meeting on March 2. Further information appears in the Supplement 
to this issue of the Librarian. 

ALA Committee Appointments for Staff Members 

Appointments of Library Staff members to committees in the American Library Association have 
recently been announced. Page Ackerman has been appointed to the Notable Books Council, a commit- 
tee of the Adult Services Division. Jean Moore has been appointed to the Subscription Books Committee. 
Betty Rosenberg has been reappointed to the Fair Trade Practices Committee of the Acquisitions Sec- 
tion of the Resources and Technical Services Division. 

Doyce Nunis Log 

Recent publications by Doyce B. Nunis include Andrew Sublette, Rocky Mountain Prince, 1813-1833, 
printed by Saul and Lillian Marks at the Plantin Press for Dawson's Book Shop, Los Angeles; "A Myster- 
ious Chapter in the Life of John A. Sutter as Told by B.D. Wilson," edited, with an introduction, in the 
California Historical Society Quarterly, December 1959; and "Bring Out Your Sick," a review in Frontier, 
for March, of John E. Baur's The Health Seekers in Southern California (San Marino, 1959). 

Mr. Nunis has been appointed to the Committee on Research and Publication and the Committee on 
Preservation of Legal Records, botli of the American Society for Legal History. 

The Use of Libraries (for Engineers) 

Mrs. Johanna Tallman, Lecturer in Engineering Bibliography, on March 2 spoke on "The Use of Li- 
braries" to the Engineering 109A class, in which, she informs us, "students write reports on the 'socio- 
humanistic periphery of engineering,' involving subjects where students need to use non-engineering 
material." 

Visitors 

Mr. Satoru Sakamoto of the Shintenno Temple, Osaka, visited the Oriental Library on February 16. 

Dr. and Mrs. William Ringer visited the English Reading Room on March 1 in the company of faculty 
members of the Department of English. Dr. Ringer is Professor of English at Washington University, 
St. Louis, and is now studying on a fellowship at the Huntington Library. 

Alan Heyneman, Chief of the Personnel Office of the New York Public Library, visited the Library 
on March 3, to confer with Miss Ackerman, Mr. Powell, and Mr. Moore. 

"Eliminates Expense and Maintenance . . ." 

Where space and books are missing, you can still enjoy the decorative effect of rich-looking books 
by using a panel of specially designed wallpaper," says a feature writer in the Los Angeles Times Home 
Magazine. "This eliminates the expense and maintenance of the books, yet provides wall interest and 
a strong vertical accent . . ." The piece, entitled "A Wallpaper Library," is appropriately subtitled 
"Best Trick of the Week." 



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19th Western Books Exhibition Opens Tomorrow 

The twenty-five 1959 books selected by the Rounce and Coffin Club of Los Angeles for its 19th 
Western Books exhibition will be shown in the Main Library from March 19 to April 2. The judges of 

this year's competition, Mark 
Lansburgh of Santa Barbara, re- 
presenting the Club, Don Hill, 
representing the Zamorano Club of 
Los Angeles, and Roger Levenson, 
representing the Roxburghe Club 
of San Francisco, chose these from 
the seventy books submitted by 
printers, publishers, and designers 
west of the Rockies. 




Selecting the Western Books: from left, 
Don Hill, Roger Levenson, Mark Lansburgh. 



The winning books were 
printed in six western states, and 
include three produced by new 
presses in Arizona, Washington, 
and Hawaii. Although they were 
not assigned relative rank in the 
scoring, the books receiving spe- 
cial mention were John E. Baur's 
The Health Seekers of Southern 
California, printed by Grant 
Dahlstrom of Pasadena for the 
Huntington Library; Figure Prints 
of Old Japan, printed by the 
Grabhorn Press of San Francisco for the Book Club of California; Helen Hunt Jackson's Ramona, printed 
by Saul Marks of Los Angeles for the Limited Editions Club of New York; and Volume Three of Carl I. 
Wheat's Mapping the Transmississippi West, printed by Taylor and Taylor of San Francisco for the In- 
stitute of Historical Cartography, Menlo Park. 

Little No Name, a children's book by Danny Pierce of Kent, Washington, is of special interest in 
that it was produced entirely by hand, the illustrations and text having been cut on wood by the author 
and printed bv the Plantin Press of Los Angeles. 

The exhibition opened this year at the Occidental College Library in Los Angeles and at the Book 
Club of California in San Francisco. The two traveling exhibits will be shown in about thirty college, 
university, and public libraries in the western states and British Columbia. 

"The End of Hollywood?" 



Colin Young, Assistant Professor of Theater Arts, speaking to the Library Staff Association on 
Wednesday of last week, discussed some of the reasons why most films now being made in Hollywood 
are "removed from the folk situation in the United States," and why it is becoming less and less possible 
to make serious films— in Hollywood or elsewhere. Control of film production by business interests 
intent only on profits and the wider attractions of TV were among the matters he commented on in this 
revealing, humorous, sometimes depressing talk which he called "The End of Hollywood?" 



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Fessenden's Portland 

Robert E. Fessenden, formerly of the College Library, and now of the Literature and History Depart- 
ment of the Portland and Multnomah County Library, writes that the Fessenden family have bought a 
home and that they moved in just before Thanksgiving Day. They are very fond of Portland, both city 
and climate, he says. "It is easy to see what drew people to the Willamette Valley a century ago — 
fertile land, water, timber. . . It's still difficult to comprehend that all this water in the river is fresh 
and flowing!" 

A copy of Peattie's Natural History of Western Trees (given to him by Bob Weir) helped him to get 
acquainted with some of Oregon's flora on the way up last summer. And he was pleasantly surprised 
when he started book shopping in Portland to find low prices on some Southwestern items and "other 
good things generally." "I do promise to become an Oregonian and buy something with water and timber 
in it," he says, "but reading Ruxton set me off on the Southwest. Of course I can never desert Arne, 
either!. . . Don't tell August Fruge but I did break down and buy a raincoat instead of books one month! 
Have to keep the books dry, of course." Among his acquisitions (not Southwestern) was a copy of 
Gilbert Murray's Classical Tradition in Poetry "(this to go with Highet's Classical Tradition, a new 
interest developed last year at UCLA)." 

Bob has an interesting note on his work with school students at the public library. "The older 
students are frequently stimulating to work with," he says, "and seem as much so as the usual under- 
graduate. This may be because the better ones are interested enough to come downtown and really dig. 
Saturdays are regular school library days, when the regular patrons such as the older men and the gene- 
alogists simply drop from sight. The day is exhausting and often hectic, but produces numbers of intel- 
ligent youngsters with very elusive and soundly-thought-out topics. These usually come back to us off 
and on all day as they go from one source to another. It's a most rewarding day on that score. . ." 

Library School Fellowships 

Four fellowships of $1,000 each are available from the California Congress of Parents and Teachers 
during the next academic year for library school students preparing for work with children and youth. 
Two fellowships are offered at each of the library schools at UC, Berkeley and SC. Candidates must 
apply to the schools before April 15. 

ALA Seeks Members 

Today the American Library Association begins a special membership campaign, according to 
Benjamin E. Powell, President. For the first time in the Association's eighty-four year history an 
effort is being made to reach all of the nation's librarians, trustees, and friends of libraries and to urge 
them to become members of the Association. "The Association has always maintained a membership 
conutiittee and has made it relatively easy for persons to join its ranks, but it has never carried the 
proposition to librarians in the manner now proposed," he says. "As a consequence many practicing 
librarians, and others who would profit from membership, have not joined. Meanwhile, ALA has grown 
in size, in vigor and influence, and it has become more important that it have the support of, and be the 
spoke^tnian for, all the country's librarians, and that all librarians have access to its facilities. For li- 
brarians to fail at this time to emphasize the mutual advantages of membership in ALA would be to 
render a disservice to American tibrarianship. 

"Librarians can contribute to making the next few years the most significant in American librarian- 
ship, and we can begin by bringing into ALA, this year, some of the thousands of non-member librarians. 
Both they and ALA will profit by our successful effort." 



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"Yours, Dear Members" 

The new Editor of The Library Association Record (hondon), Mr. J. D. Reynolds, who has just suc- 
ceeded the distinguished Dr. A. J. Walford in this post, has written some remarks in his first editorial 
(January 1960) that perhaps every organizational editor would like to say to his readers: 

". . . Neither fact nor opinion need be dull," he says, 'but a mixture of them has led to our journals 
being called dull, and that is a word no modern journalist can bear. To say more on the subject would 
be to challenge future retort, as one early editor said so prudently in his opening remarks. Another thing 
which they all said in their own characteristic ways was 'it's your Record, dear members,' and 'an edi- 
tor can't feed more out than is fed in to him.' The prudent librarian quoted above was very very prudent, 
for he said also 'Librarians who lack the public spirit to support their journal have no right to criticize 
it.' The invitation is open to the membership at large, and in accepting it, be brisk and challenging, be 
critical and opinionated. The Record must always continue to be more than merely something that is 
filed for binding." 

Two of Interest in the National Journals 

Robert Vosper, Librarian of the University of Kansas (formerly Associate Librarian at UCLA), who 
is spending a sabbatical year in Great Britain and Italy on a Guggenheim Fellowship, has described his 
meetings with British librarians at three annual conferences in an article entitled "The Conference Cir- 
cuit in Britain," in the March issue of the ALA Bulletin (reprinted from the UK Staff Association's bul- 
letin. The Gamut). At the conference of the Library Association, at Torquay, in Devon, he brought 
official greetings from the ALA. At Lxeter he met with a group known as SCONUL (Standing Conference 
of National and University Librarians), a group similar to the Association of Research Libraries in this 
country, where he led a discussion of the Farmington Plan. Then, in Scarborough, he attended the con- 
ference of ASLIB (the Association of Special Libraries and Information Bureaux), at which he gave the 
address following the opening banquet, lie and Mrs. Vosper returned to their home in Surrey "far better 
acquainted," he says, "than we would have been through a year of traveling from library to library." 

A fascinating article on the war against insects and micro-fungi (mould) in libraries is Wilfred J. 
Plumbe's, entitled "Preservation of Library Materials in Tropical Countries," in the important issue of 
Library Trends (October 1959) devoted to "Current Trends in Newly Developing Countries." Mr. Plumbe, 
the special editor of this issue, is Librarian of the University of Malaya, in Kuala Lumpur. "The Librar- 
ian faced with the necessity of protecting his library from the jaws of many thousands of species of in- 
sects . . . must," he says, "become, first, an entomologist so that he may gain appreciation of the life 
habits and food preferences of his insect enemies; and then a chemist, so that he may understand the 
properties, and possibly the dangers, of the poisons with which he hopes to kill them. There is always 
the sinister possiblity that he will become so fascinated by interesting insects like termites and mason 
hornets, and such beautiful insects as silverfish, that he will decide they should be encouraged rather 
than exterminated. 

Correction 

We had Joseph L. Wheeler "living in retirement in Florida" in the last issue of the Librarian. He 
writes us, however, tliat "As a Vermont fan, wouldn't want to be recorded as having moved to Florida — 
just 'wintering' here and it is nice though not so satisfactory as the Los Angeles area." Thanks! 



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Los Angeles 24. Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editors: James R. Cox, Richard Zumwinkle. 
Contributors to this issue: Page Ackerman, Sue Folz, Anthony Greco, Andrew Horn, Grace Hunt, 
Man-liing Mok, Brooke Whiting. 




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Supplement to Volume 13, Number 12 
March 18, 1960 



THE SCHOOL OF LIBRARY SERVICE 

With the recent announcement of Mr. Powell's appointment as Dean of UCLA's School of Library 
Service, a new deluge of questions about the School has been loosed. A full and official announcement 
cannot be issued until the conclusion of the current planning year, next June 30, but the following pro- 
gress report has been furnished by Andrew H. Horn. 

The Advisory Committee 

It is customary when a new school or program is launched for the Chancellor to appoint an advisory 
committee, composed usually of members of the Academic Senate, to perform the administrative work of 
the school's faculty until this faculty is appointed, and thereafter to advise the new faculty until the 
school is well established and familiar with educational policy, the University's procedures, and aca- 
demic standards. In September, 1959, Chancellor Knudsen appointed the following Advisory Committee 
for the School of Library Service: Gustave 0. Arlt, Dean of the Graduate Division and Professor of 
Germanic Languages, Chairman of the Committee; L.M.K. Boelter, Dean of the College of Engineering, 
Chairman of the Engineering Department and Professor of Engineering; Roy M. Dorcus, Divisional Dean 
of the Life Sciences and Professor of Psychology; Thomas P. Jenkin, Professor of Political Science; 
Horace W. Magoun, Professor of Anatomy; George E. Mowry, Divisional Dean of Social Sciences and 
Professor of History; and Ralph S. Rice, Professor of l^aw. 

Chancellor Knudsen also designated Andrew H. Horn, Lecturer in Library Service, as the staff 
officer of this Committee, to prepare agenda for its consideration. Miss Barbara Boyd was engaged for 
for a short period last summer to assist Mr. Horn in assembling background material for the Committee. 
Since October the School has had a departmental secretary. Miss EUie Schuetze. The principal business 
of the Committee to date (either for recommendation or ratification, as appropriate) has been to formulate 
the program and curriculum of the School, admission requirements, requirements for the M.L.S. degree, 
course descriptions, limitation of the class size and half-time enrollment, criteria for the selection of a 
faculty, nominations of individual faculty members, and the proposed inter-campus advisory council. 

The Faculty of the School 

The instructional program of the School will be shared by three groups of instructors: faculty mem- 
bers in other departments of the University, teaching courses in their respective departments which li- 
brary school students will be advised to study, and giving occasional specialized lectures on bibliog- 
raphy or other topics to classes in the School; outstanding professional librarians who will be invited to 
give special lectures or to serve as visiting faculty members; and the regularly appointed members of 
the faculty of the School of Library Service who, in a sense, occupy an intermediate position, since it is 
their responsibility to demonstrate how theory and subject knowledge are translated into the successful 
practice of library service. 



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In making nominations to the initial faculty of the School, a number of general and specific consid- 
erations have governed selections. The faculty will collectively have an expert knowledge of library 
practice in its many aspects, a thorough understanding of library problems, a substantial experience in 
the solution of library problems, and an ability to communicate effectively as well as to inspire enthu- 
siasm. The faculty will be more than expert in the materials and methods of libraries; it will be fully 
cognizant of the ultimate dependence of librarians upon other disciplines for the development, organi- 
zation, and interpretation of library resources. Individually the nominees to the faculty will be examined 
in the light of their general and professional education, their successful professional experience, their 
recognized leadership in the library profession, their research and creative work, and their teaching 
competence. Appointments to the faculty of the School of Library Service have been recommended by 
Dean Powell, with the approval of the Advisory Committee, to President Kerr and Chancellor Knudsen. 
The names of faculty members will be announced after appointments have been approved, offered, and 
accepted. 

The Students of the School 

High standards of entrance requirements and the limitation of enrollment to the equivalent of fifty 
full-time students are intended to effect a selection of candidates for the M.L.S. degree who will chal- 
lenge the faculty's best efforts and also provide intellectual stimulation each to the others. A combin- 
ation of quality in faculty, students, and program is expected to result in an exciting atmosphere of in- 
quiry, discussion, and discovery. Part-time enrollees are expected to take no less than a half-time 
program in order that they also may participate in the informal student-to-student and student-to-faculty 
relationships which are expected to constitute an important part of the learning process. The School 
has published Information Circulars which will answer most questions of applicants. Now,available are: 
No. 1, Checklist of Information Sources; No. 2, Admission Requirements; No. 6, Part-Time Students. 

Even before Dean Powell was appointed and before any formal announcement of the School had been 
made, over 300 inquiries had been received by the School from persons interested in attending. Some 
200 persons have requested application forms, and many have already submitted formal applications for 
admission. It is probable that the class will be selected as early as May, leaving openings only for 
alternates thereafter. 

Philosophy of the School's Program 

In the news release announcing Mr. Powell's appointment as Dean of the School, he was quoted as 
follows: "Objective of the new school ... is the training of librarians who are: (1) concerned with the 
contents of books and the needs of their patrons; (2) aware of their responsibilities as guardians of 
men's rights to read all books; (3) equipped with the professional skills necessary to fulfill these re- 
sponsibilities." 

Mr. Powell is widely known as a champion of book-centered librarianship. In his public addresses, 
articles, and books he has declared that the major emphasis in the professional education of librarians 
should be, first, to train experts in books and bibliography, and in the contents of books, fields to which 
there are no limits of either breadth or depth, and second, to instill an enthusiasm for putting this spe- 
cial knowledge fo the service of persons in need of it. He has held that other aspects of librarianship, 
such as administration and techniques, are also important, but secondary to book skill. 

The 1955 UCLA Seminar on Library Education also considered a philosophy of library education, 
the substance of which is given in the School's Information Circular No. 3, Professional Library Service. 
These viewpoints on library service have influenced the organization of the UCLA School. Members of 
the faculty will not necessarily hold views identical to Mr. Powell's but on the basic principles of li- 
brary service there is general agreement in most of the library profession. Information Circular No. 4, 
on the history of the UCLA School of Library Service, is in preparation. 



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The Program and Its Accreditation 

Information Circular No. 9 lists the requirements for the M.L.S. degree, and No. 10 is a tentative 
list of courses. The program is designed to meet ALA accreditation standards, and the curriculum paral- 
lels that of the School of Librarianship on the Berkeley campus, with a few modifications. Bibliograph- 
ical emphasis is evident in the courses offered and in their descriptions. A comparison between the 
course offerings of the Berkeley and Los Angeles Schools will disclose other special features in the 
latter, e.g., courses on interlibrary cooperation, on libraries of the Southwest, and on special collections 
and documentation. 

In the course of this planning year Mr. Horn has been invited to explain the UCLA School's plans 
and program to various groups of librarians who have shown an enthusiastic interest in the new develop- 
ment. Information has been furnished to the two major accrediting agencies, the Committee on Accredi- 
tation of the American Library Association, and the California State Board of Education. Both agencies 
have indicated a willingness to consider accreditation as soon after the School opens as their respective 
policies will permit. Candidates for the California special credential for school librarianship may pre- 
pare themselves in the UCLA School of Library Service and request the credential by direct application 
to Sacramento, pending formal accreditation of the School. 

Special Features 

It is still early to discuss special features which are now being planned, such as field trips to San 
Diego and to local libraries, a special lecture series on bibliography, workshops and institutes, and a 
monthly seminar for professional librarians. It is contemplated that tape recordings will be made of 
certain seminars or institutes, for free distribution to libraries unable to send personal representatives. 



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Volume 13, Number 13 April 1, 1960 



From the Librarian 

Tonight my wife and I are in Long Beach as guests of the Edwin Castagnas to hear Don Meadows 
deliver the Bertrand Smith Lecture at the Public Library. Fellow guests are the Robert Dougans of the 
Huntington Library. 

Last weekend I was in Tucson for the first of what is planned as an annual historical convention. 
Co-sponsored by the University of Arizona and the Arizona Pioneers' Historical Society, and directed by 
John Alexander Carroll, editor of Arizona and the VJest, and Mrs. Yndia Moore, head of the Society, the 
conference brought together several hundred lay and academic historians from Arizona and neighboring 
states. Papers were read and discussed on such typical Arizona matters as cattle, mining, and Indians. 

Patricia Paylore, assistant librarian of the University of Arizona, and \, were the librarian speakers 
on the program, she on historical collecting, and I on the meaning of historic sites and landmarks. Other 
speakers from Los Angeles included Paul Bailey, writer and publisher, and Arthur Woodward, historian 
and archaeologist. James Holliday, assistant director of the Bancroft Library, came from Berkeley. I 
was able to see the accomplishments of the new Special Collections Division of the University Ubrary, 
headed by Phyllis Ball. Several of the sessions were held in the Division reading room. I also visited 
the Overland Bookshop of Dorothy McNamee, and saw Alice B. Good, Jane Hudgins, and Harold 
Batchelor, old library friends down from the Salt River Valley. The weather was unspeakably beautiful. 

Another recent Arizona encounter was with Mrs. Byrd Granger, author of the revision of Will C. 
Barnes s Arizona Place Names, and member of the English Department in the University at Tucson. As 
a member of her doctoral committee at UCLA, I participated in the qualifying oral examination, held 
recently in my office. She passed. 

I have had the pleasure recently of awarding the following service pins to staff members: Grace 
Hunt, fifteen years; Frances Finger, Marjorie Mardellis, and Irene Struffert, each ten years. 

Messrs. Moore and Horn and I recently attended Founders' Day ceremonies at Occidental College 
for the special purpose of seeing our friend and my classmate. Ward Ritchie, '28, receive an honorary 
Doctor of Humanities degree. 

Charles H. Titus, Professor of Political Science, has conferred with Mr. Mink and me and is pro- 
ceeding to present the Department of Special Collections with three generations of Titus family papers. 



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The Geology Library is acquiring the paleontology library of U. S. Grant, Professor Emeritus of 
Geology, half as a gift of Professor Grant and half with funds appropriated by the Regents. 

Next Tuesday evening I shall be in Pomona to speak to the Friends of Libraries in the Pomona 
Valley, under the chairmanship of Raymond Holt. 

L.C.P. 

Personnel Notes 

Rose Solomon, newly employed as Secretary in the Acquisitions Department, holds a Bachelor s 
degree in psychology from Northwestern University and has taught for several years in Chicago. 

Mrs. Rosemary G. Fahey, new Senior Library Assistant in the Catalog Department, is a graduate of 
Ohio State University and recently was a teacher in the Los Angeles public schools. 

Edward Allen, Jr., has been employed as a Laboratory Assistant in the Photographic Department. 
Mr. Allen attended Los Angeles City College and St. Louis University, and worked for Austin-Fox, Inc., 
before coming to the Library. 

lArs. Barbara McCoy, Senior Library Assistant in the Catalog Department, has resigned because of 
the illness of her child. Joyce Burke has resigned as Senior Ljibrary Assistant in the Catalog Department. 

Visitors 

Recent visitors to the Chemistry Library were Professor F. Bohlmann, Director of the Organisch- 
Chemisches Institut of the Technische Universitat, Berlin, on March 7, and John D. Bu'Lock, Lecturer 
in Chemistry at the University of Manchester, on March 9. 

Akeo Watanabe, Musical Director and Conductor of the Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, 
and Wang Tao, Director of the Department of Information of the Taiwan provincial government, publisher 
of the New Life Daily, Formosa's largest newspaper, and director of Formosa's film industry, visited the 
Oriental Library on March 15. 

Robert F, Steadman, Vice-President for Management and Management Research of the American 
Management Association, who visited the Graduate School of Business Administration on March 15, 
consulted with Charlotte Georgi on problems of classifying ephemeral business publications. 

Arthur C. Hoskins, of St. Louis, collector of Americana, visited the Department of Special Collec- 
tions on March 18, and was shown around by Wilbur J. Smith. 

Aldon D. Bell, of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, visited the Department of Special Collections on 
March 22. 

Professor Masaaki Kosaka, Dean of the Faculty of Education, and Professor Takao Umemoto, both 
of Kyoto University, visited the Oriental Library on March 23. 

Henry Miller, of Big Sur, visited the Department of Special Collections on March 24 with his children, 
Val and Tony, to see the Henry Miller Collection. 

Ben Zevin, of Cleveland, President of the World Publishing Company, visited UCLA last Tuesday, 
and lunched with his librarian-author-on-campus. 



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Restoration Tercentenary at Clark Library 

To celebrate the three hundredth anniversary of the restoration of King Charles II, the Clark Library 
is displaying books and prints from its collections of the Restoration Period in English literature and 
history. The exhibit illustrates the events leading up to Charles's return from exile, some of the conse- 
quences of his return (for example, a proclamation for burning two of Milton's political tracts, Pro Populo 
Anglicano Defensio and Eikonoklastes), and panegyrics honoring the King written by such poets as John 
Dryden and Abraham Cowley. 

Exhibit on High Altitude Survival 

"From the Mountains to the Moon, Some Historical Aspects of Survival at Great Heights," is the cur- 
rent exhibit in the Biomedical Library. Ninety wall posters illustrate man's earliest ideas of flight as 
found in mythology, mountaineering exploits such as those of Hannibal and the army he led over the Alps, 
the first clinical description of altitude sickness by Father Jose Acosta in 1590 from his experiences in 
the Peruvian Andes, and basic experiments on the nature of air, vacuum, and the respiration process 
which began with the work of Galileo, Torricelli, Guericke, Boyle, Priestley, Lavoisier, and others. 
Also shown are the development of the balloon, which claimed the attention of scientists such as 
Charles, Gay-Lussac, Glaisher, and Tissandier as well as of adventurers seeking a new thrill or mounte- 
banks on the lookout for a novel entertainment gimmick; the work at high altitude research stations and 
on scientific expeditions to alpine regions, including the Everest expeditions, which yielded valuable 
information on survival at high altitudes; the development of means for propulsion through the air and 
the emergence of aviation medicine and physiology; and the problems of survival in space, with its addi- 
tional hazards and magnified physiological responses. 

Exhibit cases feature books dating from Wilkins' Discovery of a World in the Moon (1638) to Seifert's 
Space Technology (1959), as well as pictures and models of satellites, booster rockets, the X-15 rocket 
vehicle, the Mercury Capsule for the Man in Space program, telemetering equipment, a pneumatic pressure 
suit, and a globe depicting satellite motion (the last on loan from the Strategic Air Command, Offutt Air 
Base, Nebraska). Of special interest is a selection from the meteorite collection of Mr. Ritchie Almond, 
of the Medical Center Research and Development Laboratory. 

Robert Lewis conducted the library research and assembled the photographs for the exhibit, and 
Dr. Ross Adey of the Department of Anatomy and Physiology served as consultant. Palmer Whitted and 
Betty Sawyers did the art work and typed the captions. The Library is grateful to Space Technology 
Laboratories, Lockheed Aircraft Company, North American Aviation, Biophysical Research Associates, 
Spacelabs, Strategic Air Command, Flight Pressure Suit Training Unit at the San Diego Naval Air Station, 
and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for their generosity in loaning materials. Work on 
the exhibit was supported in part by a grant from the U. S. Air Force. 

"The Art of the Bookbinder" 

Books in fine full-leather bindings are on display until April 10 in the Willitts J. Hole Gallery of 
the Dickson Art Center, in an exhibit of 'The Art of the Bookbinder," prepared by Mrs. Margaret Lecky, 
Lecturer in Art. The handcraft of contemporary California binders (Mrs. Lecky among them) is shown, 
together with the work of noted European binders, such as T. J. Cobden-Sanderson, Sangorski and 
Sutcliffe, S. T. Prideaux, and Sidney and Douglas Cockerell. A single example from earlier times is an 
original binding of the Nuremberg Chronicle of 1493, from the Elmer Belt Library of Vinciana. Other 
collectors and binders have lent books for the exhibit, several having come from Mr. Duncan H. Olmsted 
of Petaluma. The gallery is open on weekday afternoons from 12:30 to 5:00, on Sundays from 1:30 to 
4:30, but is closed on Saturdays. 



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California Political Ephemera 

An exhibit of California political ephemera, including posters, handbills, campaign souvenirs, and 
pictorial material covering the period 1880-1920, is on display in the Department of Special Collections. 
The materials are all from the Department's collections. 

Campbell Book Collection Contest 

Rex Barley, Book Editor of the Los Angeles Mirror News, Llewellyn M.K. Boelter, Dean of the Col- 
lege of Engineering, and Gladwin Hill, "Vew York Times correspondent for Los Angeles, are the judges 
for the Robert B. Campbell Student Book Collection Contest, now in its twelfth year. Campbell's Book 
Store will awarded prizes of $100, $50, and $25 in books to the three undergraduate winners. 

Students may enter the competition with books from their own collections, including from twenty- 
five to fifty titles. A bibliography listing these books and a short essay defining the scope of the col- 
lection must be submitted to Brooke Whiting, in the Department of Special Collections, by April 27, the 
closing date, for preliminary judging. Finalists will be asked to bring their book collections to the Li- 
brary for final judging on May 11. A leaflet describing the contest may be obtained at the Reference 
Desk. 

Comment from London 

The Library's exhibit last fall on the English University Novel "demonstrated how fruitfully scholar- 
ship can be married to book collecting and, more generallv, how institutional collecting of first editions 
can serve a worthier cause than mere prestige," says The Book Collector (London) in its Spring issue. 

"Since UCLA acquired the Sadleir Collection some ten years ago," it says, "it has been justifiably 
proud of its 'XIX Century Fiction.' The collection continues to expand and it is interesting to learn 
how its resources have been increased to satisfy a particular demand. When Mr. Mortimer R. Proctor was 
preparing his doctoral dissertation, which was published in 1957 as The English University Novel, 'he 
so constantly bedevilled the Library for novels with an English university background that the Library 
now, gratefully, has a good collection of the genre.' The Exhibition, inspired by his book and display- 
ing his source material, effectively indicated the use to which a special collection can be put. 

"Armed with the instructive catalogue of the Exhibition, or better still with Mr. Proctor's treatise 
on the subject, a private collector might profitably amuse himself by making his own collection of Uni- 
versity Novels; and by reading them, too, for even the most improbably melodramatic and sentimental of 
them (A Fellow of Trinity, 1890, for example) have their rewarding moments and are often, though unin- 
tentionally, extremely comical." 

LC 'Voices' Honored 

The Librarian of Congress has given special recognition to the seven "voices of LC"— the telephone 
operators who give callers their first impression of the Library. In two ceremonies in his office, Mr. L. 
Quincy Mumford presented Superior Service Awards to the seven women "for sustained performance of 
assigned duties in a manner so superior as to warrant special recognition." The Library's Information 
Bulletin for March 7 remarks that '"Many staff members— particularly those who have faced some problem 
in making a telephone call— have exclaimed at one time or another over the years, 'The Library has the 
best telephone operators in town!'. . . Members of the public and of other Government agencies have 
frequently echoed such remarks." 



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Staff Activities 

Helen More has been asked by the Southern California Technical Processes Group to serve on its 
Committee on the Cost of Cataloging, which first met on Wednesday. Walther Liebenow has been invited 
to become one of the regular reviewers for the "New Books Appraised* department of the Library Journal. 



Durrell Bibliography 

Mr. Powell has prepared with Alan G. Thomas a bibliography of Lawrence Durrell for the Spring 
issue of The Book Collector, as Number XXIII of its series, "Some Uncollected Authors." Mr. Thomas, 
Past President of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association (London), has written a prefatory note, 
"Recollections of a Durrell Collector. 

Serbihobbism 

"Are You a Serbihobbist?" asks Johanna E. Tallman in the Spring issue of Sci-Tech News. The 
article, which Mrs. Tallman says she had written several years ago and lately retrieved (manually) from 
her stored collections, resulted from her adventures in collecting a variety of peculiar or misleading 
citations to periodical articles; through devious detective work the references were finally identified, 
corrected, and added to her collection. "Serials can be fun," our author says, "and you, too, can become 
a 'Serbihobbist'— you guessed it, Serials Bibliographical Hobby-ist. 

Gamelan Pictured in Rockefeller Report 

Noted in "The President's Review" of the Rockefeller Foundation for 1958 is a picture of the UCLA 
Gamelan (the University's orchestra which performs Indonesian music), to which the Foundation contrib- 
uted support that year, as well as for other Oriental music programs on the campus. Gordon Stone, our 
Music Librarian, playing the gong, kempul, and kempli, is among those shown. 

"The Old College of Medicine" in Los Angeles 

Viola Lockhart Warren, President of the Friends of the UCLA Library, has contributed the first 
part of a study of "The Old College of Medicine" to tiie December 1959 issue of the Quarterly of the 
Historical Society of Southern California. It is an important chapter in the history of medical education 
in Los Angeles. The college was the first school of medicine for the University of Southern California, 
having been started in 1885, only five years after establishment of the University. It was taken over in 
1909 by the University of California, which intended at that time to put the school on the same basis as 
the UC Medical School in San Francisco. (At this point USC made an affiliation with the College of 
Physicians and Surgeons, founded in 1904, so that it might continue its program of medical education.) 

Mrs. Warren notes that the College's Library, known as the Barlow Medical Library, whose books 
were the property of the Barlow Library Association, was eventually given to the Los Angeles County 
Medical Association, to form the nucleus of that association's distinguished medical library. 

Her article will be continued in the next issue of the Quarterly. 

Gift of "Duel in the Sun" 

Niven Busch, California novelist, has donated to the Liljrary the original typescript, with his 
holograph corrections, of his novel, Duel in the Sun, published in 1944. Jake Zeitlin was instrumental 
in obtaining this gift, which is now housed in the Department of Special Collections. 



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Electronic Plan with Mephistophelian Inducements 

"College professors and research scientists are notoriously slow in returning borrowed reference 
materials. Negotiations leading to their eventual return could be discussed under such headings as 
mathematical probability, theory of games, and military strategy. Surely the happier dreams of librarians 
include the contemplation of situations where this problem has been solved. So writes Ellis F. King, 
Associate Professor of Engineering, as he explores the attractions of using electronic equipment for 
interlibrary loans in the January issue of American Documentation. Professor King's happy (but feasible) 
dream envisions a system of electronic scanners and transmission channels, with which libraries might 
send photocopies of material to one another in a fashion similar to the method used by news services in 
sending wire photographs. 

The attractions of this plan approach Mephistophelian inducements: Requests could be filled within 
minutes of their receipt, the original materials would remain with the lending library, and the borrowing 
library would have a copy which they could retain. Furthermore, the tasks of mailing and returning ma- 
terial would be eliminated, and typing and filing chores would be greatly reduced. The big drawback to 
this alluring vision is, as might be expected, economics. The expenses for transmitting and receiving 
equipment as well as transmission charges ($10 per mile per month) are such that the electronic "lend- 
ing" system offers a bargain only when large numbers of documents are sent over relatively short dis- 
tances. However, Mr. King offers the consoling reminder that "historically, the cost of machine methods 
(including the electronic handling of information) has continually decreased with advances in the state 
of the art." 

Time Machine at Work 

Results of space research can be seen in some newly accepted concepts of time, if we can judge 
from these recent occurrences. In an advertisement for the Free Press (Chicago) in Publishers' Weekly 
for January 25, along with books by several academic people such as Daniel Bell, Columbia University, 
and Patrick Gardner, Oxford University, is a new translation of Politics and the Arts: Letter to 
D' Alembert on the Theatre" by Jean Jacques Rousseau, U. of Cal." Then, in the Los Angeles Times for 
March 20 the President of the University of Southern California, Dr. Norman Topping, is referred to as 
having served as head of medical education at the University of Pennsylvania "from 1752 until his se- 
lection as president of his alma mater in 1958." 

And at the Charter Day luncheon at the Beverly Hilton on March 18, President Kerr was introduced 
as having served as president for 631 days. "You are wrong, sir," Dr. Kerr responded. "It has been 
631 years!" 

NOS 

Timelessness in another sense was evidenced in the report in The New Yorker of the American 
researcher working in Rome on treatises dealing with contempt of the world, who visited the Vatican 
Library in search of De Mundi Imagine Liber Honorij Augustidonem. "After a ten-minute wait, his slip 
requesting the book was returned to him. Across it, in English, was the notation, 'Missing since 1530.'" 

K-9 Favoritism Suspected 

Johanna Tallman suspects a Canine Lover in the Department of Defense who is influencing the 
naming of missiles and rockets. Among those listed in a new directory. Electronic Sources, are Bullpup, 
Hound Dog, Lazy Dog, Terrier II, and Wag Tail. Not a Tabitha,. Felix, or Puss in Boots among them. 
Other pet lovers, though, can take pride in such honored names as Gnat, Green Quail, Hare, and Mighty 
Mouse. 



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National Library Week in California 

Governor Edmund G. Brown has called a Governor s Council on Public Library Service for next 
Thursday and Friday, April 7 and 8, during National Library Week. The purpose of this invitational 
conference, to which mainly non-librarian citizens have been asked, is to consider the functions and 
support of public libraries as educational institutions and their place in the educational picture of Cali- 
fornia. Among the topics to be considered will be minimum standards for California public library ser- 
vice, what the California citizen should expect of his public library, and the relationships of public li- 
braries to other libraries, particularly school libraries. 

The California Library Association and the California State Library are cooperating in making 
arrangements for the conference. 

Documents Meeting Here on April 15 

The University will be host to a Southern Section meeting of the Documents Committee of the Cali- 
fornia Library Association, on Friday, April 15, chairman Herbert Ahn has announced. Morning and 
afternoon sessions in the Humanities Building will feature discussions led by John W. Berke, of the 
State Department of Finance, and Mary Schell, of the State Library, on proposed revisions of the deposi- 
tory law governing the distribution of state publications. 

Foreign Assignments to be Described at CURLS Meeting 

"American Librarianship Abroad" will be the subject of an address, based on his experiences in 
the Philippines and Turkey, by Dr. Lewis Stieg, Librarian at SC, at the spring meeting on April 9 of the 
College, University, and Research Libraries Section, Southern District, of the California Library Associ- 
ation. Andrew Horn will report on the School of Library Service for the conference, which will meet from 
9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the campus of Los Angeles State College. Reservations may be made with Gordon 
P. Martin, Assistant Librarian at UC Riverside. 

The Rosses Have a Son 

A son, Vernon Lyle, was born to the Murray John Rosses on March 25. 
Continuing Membership in ALA for Miss Humiston 

The Library is pleased to hear that Miss Alice M. Humiston, retired Head of the Catalog Department, 
has been granted Continuing Membership for life in the American Library Association, in recognition of 
her long and unbroken active membership in the Association. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, 
Los Angeles 24. Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editors: James R. Cox, Richard /umwinkle. 
Contributors to this issue: William Conway, Louise Darling, Sue Folz, Charlotte Georgi, Edmond 
Mignon, Man-Hing Mok, Helene Schimansky, Johanna Tallman, Brooke Whiting. 



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Volume 13, Number 14 April 15, 1960 



From the Librarian-on-Leave 

I am in Honolulu this Easter weekend, the first stop on the lecturing and book-buying trip that will 
take me 'round the world in sixty days. State Archivist Agnes Conrad, former member of our Catalog 
Department, is sightseeing me today, and has arranged for me to speak tomorrow to a luncheon meeting 
of the Hawaii Library Association. On Sunday 1 will be the guest of Willard Wilson, Vice President and 
Provost of the University of Hawaii, a classmate at Occidental College. Early next morning my flight 
leaves for Tokyo via Wake Island. 1 promise a report on Japan for the next issue. 

During my leave of absence Miss Ackerman will serve as Acting University Librarian and Director 
of the Clark Library, and Mr. Horn as Acting Dean of the School of Library Service. 

Staff and faculty readers of the Librarian know of my plans; for the benefit, however, of off-campus 
readers 1 will say that 1 shall relinquish the University Librarianship at the end of the next academic 
year, on June 30, 1961. The rest of my career will be devoted to the School of Library Service, teach- 
ing and writing, and to the Clark Library, of which I shall remain as Director. 

Before going on leave, I worked with Mr. Horn on the list of candidates for admission to the School. 
An outstanding class is in prospect. 1 am pleased to announce the establishment of an annual lecture- 
ship in Bibliography, sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Zeitlin. The lecturer is to be selected by a com- 
mittee consisting of Professors Hugh G. Dick and C. Donald O'Malley and the Dean. 

L.C.P. 

Personnel Notes 

Vema Mae Ulrich, new Senior Library Assistant in the Catalog Department, was formerly employed 
on the Berkeley campus as Senior Library Assistant in the Electrical Research Laboratory. 

Richard L. Harris, newly appointed as Senior Library Assistant in the Circulation Department, 
attended the University of Illinois before enrolling at UCLA. He worked part-time in the Circulation 
Department while a student, and has served as stack supervisor. 

Mrs. Jane Friedenthal and Nancy Masterson have been reclassified as Senior Library Assistants in 
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Mrs. Mary Anne Chapman, Librarian I in the Biomedical Library, has resigned, effective April 30, 
to accept a position with Atomics International. 

Mrs. Carmelila Smith, Senior Library Assistant in the Catalog Department, has resigned to accept 
a position with the Santa Monica Police Department. 

"Focus on Libraries" 

"Librarian Spreads His Ministry of Books," an article by John C. Waugh in the Christian Science 
Monitor of April 2 is a biographical essay on Mr. Powell, and takes particular note of the establishment 
of the new library school at UCLA. A photographic portrait by Leo Linder accompanies the text. 

Marjorie Driscoll's article in the Los Angeles Examiner of April 4 is entitled, "Boomed under 
Powell from 32nd: UCLA Library No. 15 in U.S." According to the West Los Angeles Citizen on 
April 7, "UCLA Now Has Top Research Library in West." By the "West," of course, is meant the South- 
west, as is made clear in the lead sentence. 

These and other articles and editorials celebrating National Library Week are being displayed in 
a special exhibit, "Focus on Libraries," in the rotunda. 

Campbell Contest and Collecting Interests Featured in Exhibit 

An exhibit on the Robert B. Campbell Student Book Collection Contest in retrospect is now being 
shown in the Main Library. Posters, announcements, winning essays, and photographs of judges and 
winners show the progress of the competition since its beginning in 1949. The related theme of "An 
ABC of Book Collectors" touches on the development of bookish interests from collecting in antiquarian 
bookstores to the use of specialized catalogues and bibliographies. Featured in the exhibit is the 
American folk song collection of Ed Kahn, first-place winner in 1959, who is now co-owner of the re- 
cently established Kahn & Fisher Booksellers, in Santa Monica. 

This year's Campbell competition closes on April 27. 

Visitors 

Professor Eugene D. Hart, of the SC School of Library Science, and 23 students in his class on 
technical libraries, toured the Engineering Library on February 23 and heard a lecture by Johanna 
Tallman on UCLA's branch libraries. Mrs. Tallman was first encouraged to enter the technical library 
field many years ago by Professor Hart, when she worked under his supervision in the Technical Refer- 
ence Department of the Los Angeles County Library and at the Pacific Aeronautical Library. 

Dr. Kazumaro Yamada, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of Nagoya University, visited the Bio- 
medical Library on March 28. 

Finn Vider6, organist, harpsichordist, composer, and musicologist, visited the Music Library on 
March 31. Mr. Vider^ has made a number of recordings for The Haydn Society and at present is guest 
University Organist and Professor of Music at Yale University. 

Dr. Ray C. Colton, Director of the Institute of Religion of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter- 
Day Saints, Los Angeles, and Marcus M. Jensen, representative of the Latter-Day Saints students' 
organization on campus, visited the Department of Special Collections on April 5. Dr. Colton presented 
to the Library the manuscript of his book. The Civil H'ar in the Western Territories, recently published 
by the University of Oklahoma Press. 



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"Where U Ray Brown?" 

With the acquisition of Where Is Ray Broum? by Kirke LaShelle, the Library not only completes its 
collection of the Bandar Log Press, but now has the only complete collection of this private press of 
the Southwest. The Press was started by Frank Holme, newspaper artist, as a hobby in 1901, and in 
1902 it was moved to Phoenix, Arizona, where Holme went for his health, just two years before he died, 

A year ago the Department of Special Collections exhibited its collection of Bandar Log books, 
then still lacking two elusive items. Then, as we reported on January 22, just jor Fun was acquired 
from an antiquarian book dealer; and a few weeks ago, Brooke Whiting spotted Where Is Ray Brown-' 
among the rarities in the safe of Maxwell Hunley, Beverly Hills book dealer, and recognized it as the 
final needed item. 

Where Is Ray Brown? is the rarest of all the nine items printed by the Bandar Log Press. Only 
three other copies are known, one being in the Huntington Library, one owned by the Historical Society 
of Arizona, and the other in the possession of a descendant of LaShelle. It is a handsome book, bound 
in wrappers and embellished with multicolor woodcuts by Holme. 

Westside Bookhunters' Guide 

A unique reference work, of which we have a unique copy at the Reference Desk, is the Westside 
Bookhunters' Guide, compiled by Richard Zumwinkle. This is a loose-leaf directory of sixty booksellers 
in that part of metropolitan Los Angeles bounded by La Cienega Boulevard on the east, the southern 
boundaries of Culver City and Venice on the south, the Pacific Ocean on the west, and the Santa Monica 
mountains on the north (extending roughly to Point Dume and the Powell-Malibu country). 

Mr, Zumwinkle has had to keep his field work up to the minute in order to keep the guide strictly 
current. The sudden blossoming and fading of some of the little and more esoteric shops has presented 
him with a challenge he has so far met admirably. The Library has ambitions for publishing the guide 
soon. It will probably have to be a loose-leaf job also! 

Miss Darling Returns from Trip 

Louise Darling attended the annual meeting of the American Association for the History of Medicine 
in Charleston, South Carolina, March 24-26. She then went on to Birmingham, Alabama, to visit the 
Southern Research Institute and the Reynolds Library at the University of Alabama Medical Center, 
where one of the country's outstanding history of medicine collections is housed. Miss Darling next 
went to Atlanta to visit the A.W. Calhoun Medical Library at Emory University and to interview students 
at Emory's Library School. In New York she interviewed students at the Columbia University School of 
Library Service, met the Medical Library Association's foreign fellow for 1960, Mr. Chakravartibiswas, 
and completed plans with him for the remainder of his stay in the United States. At Columbia she had 
an opportunity to discuss matters of international library cooperation with Dean Jack Dalton. 

Literary Rebels to be Staff Association Subject 

Philip Durham and Reginald Mutter, of the Department of English, will speak to the Library Staff 
Association on "The Rebel in Contemporary Literature," on Wednesday, April 20, at 4 p.m. They will 
have a look at such challenges to traditional values as those of England's Angry Young Men and Amer- 
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"Under the Window" with Frances Clarke Sayers 

At the Spring meeting of the Friends of the UCLA Library Frances Clarke Sayers will speak on 
"Under the Window: A Prospect of Children's Books," on April 21, at 3:00 p.m., in the English Read- 
ing Room. Staff members who wish to attend are asked to notify the Librarian's Office. 

Catalog Department Orientation Tours 

Three orientation tours of the Catalog Department have been planned by Marjorie Mardellis for 
Friday, April 22. Departments and branches will be notified of the hours. 

B.A. Bulletin 

Although Volume I, Number 1 of B.A. Library Notes was dated April Fool's Day, Charlotte Georgi's 
publishing intentions are known to be serious. "While to the more literal-minded," she writes, "it may 
seem somewhat odd to issue B.A. Library Notes when there is, as yet, no B.A. Library, it has occurred 
to the embryonic library staff operating out of WDPC 1015 that this would give some evidence of its 
reality. Scribimus ergo sumus. At any rate, henceforth, from time to time, B.A. Bulletins will appear. 
If anyone asks what these will be about, we'll reply. 'About one page.'" 

About how often? According to its subtitle it will be "A Regularly Irregular Publication." Oh, yes, 
"B.A.?" It means Business Administration, we're pretty sure. 

Progress (Miss.) or Poverty (Ky.)? 

Back in the days when California was part of the Wild West, picturesque place names were almost 
the rule: Hangtown, Loafers' Hollow, Tiger Lilly, Condemned Bar, Pinchem Tight, Fleatown, Temper- 
ance Flat, Skidoo, and many others. These towns have disappeared, alas, from the map, and their 
names from the Postal Guide. In The Origins of Unusual Place Names, by Armond and Winifred Moyer 
(Emmaus, Pa., 1958), which the Reference Department has received, California is meagerly represented 
by six towns: Azusa, Hayfork, Hobo Hot Springs, Needles, Ono, and Paradise. 

Less commonplace names still abound in other states. Brandy (Va.), Cognac (N.C.), Hot Coffee 
(Miss.), and What Cheer (Iowa) would seem likely spots to break a journey. Tightwad (Mo.), Liberal 
(Kans.), Prim (Ark.), Rake (Iowa), Peculiar (Mo.), and Cuckoo (Va.) give some indication of what to 
expect. And the traveler would pause at his own peril in Chilly (Idaho), Frozen (W.Va.), Dusty (N. Mex.), 
Drain (Ore.), Dull Center (Wyo.), or Stinking Quarter (N.C.). 

Some of the omissions from the volume are regrettable. Solo (Mo.) and Duo (W. Va.) appear, but 
not Trio (S.C.). Sisters (Ore.) is included, but not Brothers (Ore.); Sly (N.C.) but not Subtle (Ky.); 
Gate (Okla.) but not Wall (S. Dak.); Fife (Va.) and Drums (Pa.) but not Viola (Ark.) or Horn (Ariz.); 
Felicity (Ohio) but not Tranquillity [sic] (Calif.). Saddest of all is the omission of the town that to 
Southern Californians represents "the place with the funny name" — Cucamonga. 

Ask Baby 

Even in this age of precocious children, Helen More was startled to come upon this title of an 
issue of a monographic serial: "A Developmental Questionnaire for Infants Forty Weeks of Age." 



April 15, 1960 85 

"Cataloging-in-Source," and After 

The widely-publicized experiment in cataloging books before their publication, begun by the Library 
of Congress in July 1953 with the aid of a grant from the Council on Library Resources, and concluded 
in February 1959, has been reported in The Cataloging-in-Source Experiment; a Report to the Librarian 
of Congress by the Director of the Processing Department. A total of 1203 publications from 157 pub- 
lishers in the United States were given pre-natal cataloging by the Congressional Library from page or 
galley proofs, or data sheets, sometimes without preface, index, or even title page. Publishers, includ- 
ing large and small trade houses, university presses, publishing units of the federal government, and 
national associations, rushed their books, often by air, to the Library, where they were cataloged and 
classified and then started back to their publishers, usually within twenty-four hours, complete with 
copy for their catalog cards. Facsimiles of the cards were then reproduced in the completed books. 

Both catalogers and publishers were beset with baffling and unexpected difficulties and frustrations 
during the experiment, but interest never flagged. Since the intention was mainly to assist librarians in 
their efforts to make books available to readers more quickly and economically, it was enthusiastically 
accepted by them, as was demonstrated by the Consumer Reaction Survey, which followed the catalog- 
ing phase, in the spring of 1959. 

In this survey, a team of five librarians visited 208 libraries of various types and sizes to discuss 
questionnaires which had previously been mailed to them and to elicit additional comment. The surveyors 
also met with many regional catalogers' groups to clarify the project. Although librarians have been 
hoping for a continuation and enlargement of the program, the Library of Congress has regretfully an- 
nounced its discontinuance, because of "the very high cost of the proposed program to both publishers 
and the Library of Congress ($750,000 per year), disruption of publishing schedules, the high degree of 
unreliability of catalog entries based on texts not in their final form, and the low degree of utility which 
would result from the copying of these entries." 

An alternative, however, is being provided by Publishers' Weekly, whose "Weekly Record" is now 
being cumulated monthly, its entries rearranged by Dewey numbers, with an author and title index, and 
issued as the American Book Publishing Record. This cumulation, the second issue of which has now 
appeared, will become a valuable auxiliary to the National Union Catalog. Catalogers are hoping it 
will become ever more inclusive of American publications, and that Library of Congress class numbers 
might be added to the entries. Meanwhile, catalogers, reference librarians, and acquisitions librarians 
are all happy to see the development of this new publication by the R. R. Bowker Company. 

UCLA and Kansas Appear in New Collison Edition 

The newly issued third edition of Robert L. CoUison's Library Assistance to Readers (Crosby 
Lockwood & Son, Ltd., London) contains four photographs of scenes in libraries at UCLA— one of them 
the Biomedical Library. Ursula Martin and Isabel Knight (former student assistant) are shown in Main 
Library scenes. University of Kansas Libraries are also represented in the illustrations. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, 
Los Angeles 24. Editor: Everett Moore. .Assistant Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this 
issue: Page Ackerman, Louise Darling, Rudolf Engelbarts> Sue Folz, Anthony Greco, Frances 
Kirschenbaum, Helen More, Betty Rosenberg, Helene Schimansky, Gordon Stone, Johanna Tallman, 
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Volume 13, Number 15 April 29, 1960 



From the Librarian-on-Leave 

As we put this issue together, Mr. Powell was about to wind up his visit to 
Japan and take off for Manila. He arrived at Tokyo on Tuesday of last week 
(forty minutes ahead of schedule) on a rainy evening, but reported beautiful 
weather after that— clear enough to see Fuji! Today he was to leave Manila for 
Karachi, and beyond, via Saigon, Bangkok, and Calcutta. This was yesterday, 
of course, for at noon today, here, it is 4 a.m. tomorrow in Manila. 

I am writing this en route between Wake Island and Japan, convinced that the whole world has 
turned into the dark blue Pacific Ocean. Ten hours from San Francisco to Honolulu, another eight to 
Wake, and eight more to Tokyo, fortunately with the Easter weekend as layover in Hawaii. I was met 
by Pacific Command Librarian Mary Carter and flickam Base Librarian Mary Andrews, former member of 
our Biomedical Library staff; and at the Hawaii Library Association luncheon I was introduced by State 
Archivist Agnes Conrad, former member of our Catalog Department, saw vacationing Frances Beard in 
the audience, and sat at table with Robert D. Leigh, winding up his four months survey of libraries in 
Hawaii, eight years after his initial survey of library education in California. I was happy to be able 
to inform him and the others of the latest developments at UCLA, and found much interest among them 
and among the Air Force people in what we and other schools can do to train and return librarians to 
them. Hawaii is booming. There are interesting careers for librarians there. If I were starting over. . . 

Dinner with University Provost Willard Wilson and University Librarian Carl Stroven, with Mabel 
Jackson, head of the Library of Hawaii and Jessie Wheelwright, librarian of the Hawaiian Telephone 
Company and president of the Hawaii Library Association, plus talks with Agnes Conrad, all served to 
imbue me with enthusiasm for professional opportunities on the Western sea frontier. And the trade 
wind doth blow such sweet soft air as we have not breathed at home in twenty years. 

Thirty-five years had passed since I was last in Honolulu, and the changes were many. The beauti- 
ful old Moana Hotel at Waikiki was essentially the same, however, and I sat in the lobby and listened 
for the echoes of the college orchestra music we had once plaved there. An electric organ burbled. I 
moved on. 

On my last day I rented a jeep from Hertz, a sky blue one with a fringe on top, and took a leisurely 
llO-iiiile drive around Oaliu. 



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Ahead now is a week in Tokyo and Kyoto, and I shall hope to report on it from Manila, en route the 
exotic way to Europe. Right now the problem is one of keeping my legs stretched, as one of about 
eighty miscellaneous service and civilian passengers in this C— 121 named Alameda, a Navy-type Con- 
stellation, flown for MATS by a Navy crew. Still, I've got books in my baggage, including The Best 
Western Stories of Ernest Haycox, and the hours will pass. 

L.C.P. 

Personnel Notes 

Rosalee I. Wright, Librarian II, has replaced June Kostyk in the Reference section of the Engineer- 
ing Library. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Library Science with over ten years of 
professional experience. Miss Wright comes to UCLA from the Douglas Aircraft Company, where she 
was Chief Engineering Librarian. 

Mrs. Gertrud Sandmeier, of the Acquisitions Department, has been reclassified from Principal Li- 
brary Assistant to Administrative Assistant. 

Mrs. Norma Y. Kennedy has been reclassified from Senior Library Assistant to Principal Clerk in 
the Acquisitions Department. 

Gabriel Cosacco has been reclassified from Storekeeper to Storekeeper II in the Receiving Room of 
the Acquisitions Department. 

Mrs. Catherine R. Schuyler has resigned as Senior Library Assistant in the Biomedical Library. 

Mrs. Jane Pope, Typist-Clerk in the Engineering Library, has resigned because of ill health. 

Correction: An error was made in the April 15 issue in reporting reclassification of Mrs. Jane 
Friedenthal and Nancy Masterson. They were reclassified from Senior Library Assistant to Principal 
Library Assistant. 

Visitors 

Lester K. Born, Head of the Manuscript Section, Descriptive Cataloging Division, Library of Con- 
gress, visited the Department of Special Collections on April 7 to discuss the new Union Catalog of 
Manuscripts with Wilbur Smith, James Mink, and Brooke Whiting. The details of how to list the Library's 
manuscript collections was the major topic of discussion. 

Mrs. Georgia Petrie, former Geology Librarian, visited the Geology Library on April 12. 

Jane Wilson, Librarian of the Asia Foundation, San Francisco, visited the Library on April 13, 
while she was in Los Angeles for a meeting of the CLA's Regional Resources Coordinating Committee. 

Beatrice Montgomery, Head Cataloger of the Georgia State College of Business Administration, in 
Atlanta, visited with Charlotte Georgi and Rudolf Engelbarts on April 15. 

Hazel-Ann Hunt, children's librarian of Mt. Shasta, visited the Department of Special Collections 
on April 15 to see the Children's Book Collection. 

Willis King and Harry Levinson, of Beverly Hills, members of the Friends of the UCLA Library, 
visited the Department of Special Collections on April 21 after the Friends meeting to see the Children's 
Book Collection, a selection of which was on display to illustrate Mrs. Sayers's talk. 



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All-Day Documents Meeting is Held 

Seventy-four librarians were registered for the morning and afternoon meetings of the CLA Documents 
Committee on the UCLA campus on April 15, chaired by Herbert K. Ahn. The morning session was 
devoted to a discussion of the needs of librarians working with documents, future activities of the Com- 
mittee, and a proposed publication. Documents News Notes, to be issued by the Committee. The publi- 
cation met with general approval, as it had in the Northern District Meeting held at San Francisco State 
College in February. 

At the afternoon session the proposed revision of the depository law for California State publications 
was discussed by John W. Berke, Senior Administrative Analyst of the Organization and Cost Control 
Division of the State Department of Finance, whose office conducted the survey and made recommenda- 
tions for the program. Mary Schell, Head of the Government Publications Section, and Constance Lee, 
Head of Readers' Services of the State Library, told of their Library's role in the new program. An en- 
livening feature of this session was the presentation by Messrs. Drummond and Stern, of the Los Angeles 
County Law Library, and Piacenza, of the UCLA School of Law Library, of their case for the need of 
law libraries for fuller distribution of California State publications, a matter which is to be taken up by 
the Committee with the State Library. 

A luncheon was held in the Faculty Center. 

Librarians Discuss School Student Use 

Messrs. Cox and Moore met at the University High School Library last week with librarians of seven- 
teen nearby high schools and junior high schools for a discussion of the present system for issuing Uni- 
versity Library cards to school students. Miss Florence Kiniker, Librarian of University High School, 
had called the meeting to provide for a review of the sciieme and to air questions about policies and 
procedures. Our representatives were able to report general success of the plan and to hear mainly favor- 
able reports from the school librarians, who said that the scheme for approving requests for referral to the 
University Library gave them an opportunity to learn more completely about their students' library needs 
and thereby to correct some of the deficiencies in their collections. 

Valiant Vanguard in Voile 

"A group of great librarians"— all women, all Texans— receive highest praise from the pen of one of the 
opposite sex, Mr. L. R. Elliott, in the March issue of the Texas Library Bulletin. "Thirty-five years 
ago," he writes, "the Province of Library in the Realm of Texas was a woman's world. The male intruders 
were few and far between. I was the first one in all of north Texas. But they welcomed the brash trespas- 
ser so graciously that one wonders if the petticoat predominance were not becoming a wee bit monotonous. 

Mr. Elliott describes the impressive careers of these seven ladies— five of them public librarians, 
one academic, one "multiform"— and observes that at first there was nothing conspicuous or brilliant about 
them. "They began as ordinary young women. They accepted small positions and turned them into oppor- 
tunities. They spent long hours at hard work. 'Take it easy' never got within gunshot of their vocabu- 
lary. They they might some day become prominent objects of affection, respect, and public honor never 
occurred to them. 

Each, however, became the head of one of the major libraries of Texas. 

"Who are the present successors of this valiant vanguard in voile?* asks this humble male of Texas. 
"Nearly all males. It's a dreary bookscape!" 



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CL Under New Editorship 

I he April issue of the California Librarian, official journal of the California liibrary Association, 
has come out under its new Editor, William R. Eshelman, Librarian of the Los Angeles State College, 
and in a new format designed by the Ward Ritchie Press. The Editor announces several changes 
in policy for the periodical and for the Association's newsletter, CLA Affairs, prompted by suggestions 
made by the Board of Directors. "Current, ephemeral items" will be moved to the newsletter, in order 
to provide more amply in the CL for important material of lasting significance. Other changes will in- 
clude a series of annual review articles and treatment at some length of "trends and developments, new- 
buildings, important gift^, notable appointments. 

Among the articles of note in the April issue are one on last fall's United States Field Seminar on 
Library Reference Services for Japanese Librarians (in which several UCLA staff members participated), 
by Yukihisa Suzuki, of the East Asiatic Library at Berkeley; "Why Did the Great Books Die?" by Harold 
Lamb; and the first of a series of four-page inserts telling of the history of California presses, each to 
be printed by one of them— this one done by the Ward Ritchie Press, and describing its printer s mark 
which appears on the cover of the issue. 

Mr. Eshelman succeeds a distinguished line of editors of the past dozen years or so, including Neal 
Harlow, Bertha Marshall, and, most recently, Raymond M. Holt, Librarian of the Pomona Public Library, 
who have given the journal a high reputation throughout tiiis country and abroad. Membership in the CLA 
includes a subscription to CL. 

Next Question 

An AP wire story from Pomona, Calif., dated April 6, reported Mr. Powell's talk there at a meeting 
commemorating National Library Week, in which, in answer to such questions as "What will America s 
astronauts do to pass the hours while whirling through space to the moon? Play solitaire? Knit? Sing 
to themselves?" he said they would be able to take along only one book to read in their crowded capsule 
quarters, and that the title of that one is classified. " Ihe spacemen rejected an idea to film the comics 
and have them flashed on a screen," he said. 

The story, published in The Kansas City Times the next day, brought a letter from a gentleman in 
K.C. 10 (addressed to U.C.L. A. —Pomona, Calif.), enclosing the clipping. He wrote, "I believe anyone 
in his right mind would know the answer for the America's Astronauts knowing which book to read in 
their Space-Trip and that is the book that starts with the Lord's Prayer." 

Information leading to identification of the work in question will be gratefully received. 

Oriental Music and Art of the Theater 

Hooks and other materials from the Oriental Library on "Oriental Music and Art of the Theater will 
be featured in an exhibit in the Main Library from May 3 to 3L The exhibit, sciieduled to coincide with 
the "Festival of Oriental Music and the Related Arts" (May 8 to 22), will supplement the Festival's 
program of music, dance, readings, and lectures. 



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iiOS Angeles 24. Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this 
issue: Page Ackernian, Herbert Ahii, Sue Folz, Charlotte Georgi, Anthony Greco, Fred Heinritz, 
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Volume 13, Number 16 May 13, 1960 



From the Librarian-on-Leave 

Manila, Clark AFB, April 29. When I first entered the Base Library here yesterday, I was greeted 
by three Filipino women library assistants with a single question, "How is Miss Darling?" It was our 
L.D. who first organized this library in 1945, and these employees, including the Flores sisters, have 
never forgotten her. Nor have I forgotten the day I reached her here by telephone from UCLA and asked 
her to come home and organize a Biomedical Library. 

I have a short layover here after an overnight flight from Tokyo via Kadena AFB, Okinawa, before 
proceeding through Southeast Asia and India to Saudi Arabia, Libya, and points northward. I am glad of 
a breather, albeit a humid one, after a full schedule in Japan. 

Meeting for four days with Armed Forces librarians from all over the Pacific gave me a new appreci- 
ation of their devotion and an insight into their needs for personnel. They are rendering the highest kind 
of professional service. After the workshop I visited base librarians at Fuchu, Tachikawa, and Johnson. 

On several occasions I met our Japanese Seminar friends, and on one day I lunched at International 
House with Miss Fukuda and also saw Professor Robert Wilson of our History Department at the next 
table. Professor Richard Rudolph of the Oriental Languages Department is hereabouts, but I have not 
encountered him. If I do, it will probably be in a bookshop, for he is a tireless collector for our Oriental 
Library. 

On my last day in Tokyo I visited the Keio University Library School and spoke to the students, both 
with and without the interpreting of Mr. Shigeo Watanabe, and then sought to answer a barrage of questions, 
many occasioned by the acute student concern over the U.S.— Japanese treaty. Then I lunched with the 
University Librarian and the Library School faculty in Japanese style, at Sanshokuya, a restaurant known 
to many American visitors to Keio. 

On a two-day trip to Osaka-Kyoto I saw two more of the seminar librarians, Masao Hayashi of the 
Osaka Public Library and Toshio Iwazaru of the Kyoto University Library. I saw the famed cherry dance 
and more shrines and temples than I could count. 

In Kyoto I also saw P.D. Perkins, the export bookseller I first met on Sixth Street in Los Angeles in 
1934. He has lived in Japan ever since and has a shop in the midst of a two-acre garden of pines and 
pools. In Tokyo I dined with bookseller-publisher Charles Tuttle and his Japanese wife whom I had seen 
last at the New York ALA Conference in 1952. 



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Except for my first day the weather in Japan was fine. The people are energetic and friendly, the 
countryside pampered by loving care. I hope there is never again a war between us. We have much to 
give each other. 

Yes, I am homesick at this point, but the world is round and I'll keep rolling westward, and hope to 
see you all again in June. 

L.C.P. 

Personnel Notes 

Carolyn Haggart has been re-employed as Senior Library Assistant, now assigned to the Biomedical 
Library. Miss Flaggart worked in the Circulation Department from 1957 to 1959, and for a short period 
at the Library on the Berkeley campus. 

Mrs. Polly Ann Terry has been employed as a Senior Library Assistant in the Catalog Department. 
She holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Education from Tennessee A & I State University. 

Janet Adel Carter has been employed as Tvpist-Clerk in the Engineering Library. 

Visitors 

Melvin Oathout, Chief of Technical Services, California State Library, visited the Library on April 
19 to discuss procedural problems with Messrs. Engelbarts and O'Brien. 

Pearl Mooney, of the University of Washington Library, visited Miss Gray and Mr. Ahn on April 26 
to discuss the organization of foreign government publications. 

Stanley Adams, Head of the Reader Services Division at the Nevada State Library, visited the 
Government Publications Room on April 29. 

Kenneth David Kaunda, President of the United National Independence Party of Northern Rhodesia, 
visited the Government Publications Room on April 30 to see the Library's collection of Northern 
Rhodesian official publications. He was accompanied by Charles D. Champlin and Alfred Eisenstaedt, 
reporter and photographer, respectively, for Life magazine. 

Clayton Brown, Supervising Circulation Librarian at Los Angeles State College, visited the Circu- 
lation Department and the Reserve Section of the College Library on May 3 to discuss problems of cir- 
culation and reserve service with Mr. Cox and Miss Jones. 

Agnes Conrad, State Archivist of Hawaii and former member of the Catalog Department, visited the 
Library on May 6. 

CoH Me Not Back from the Echoless Shore 

American broadside ballads and songbooks, dating from 1810 to 1870, are now on display in the 
Department of Special Collections. Among the titles are Ten O'Clock or Remember Love Remember, 
Thou Hast Wounded the Spirit That Loved Thee, Call Me Not Back from the Echoless Shore, Barney 
Leave the Girls Alone, and The Bowld Soger Boy. Many of the ballads are now forgotten, but some, 
such as Oh Dem Golden Slippers, Just Before the Battle, Mother, and several of Stephen Foster's songs, 
have become standard American folk-ballads. All materials are from the Department's collections. 



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Exhibit on "Oriental Music and Art of the Theater" 

Prints, books, and photographs on Japanese and Chinese theater are on exhibit in the Main Library 
through May 31. Assembled by the Oriental Library staff and the Exhibits Committee, the display of 

"Oriental Music and Art of the 
Theater" shows scenes and cos- 
tumes from Noh and Kabuki plays, 
the puppet theater, and musical 
instruments for the Gagaku orches- 
tra. 



The exhibit, one of several 
Oriental displays on campus, was 
prepared in connection with the 
two-week "Festival of Oriental 
Music and the Related .\rts,'' in 
progress through May 22. The 
festival offers lectures on Oriental 
philosophy, art, and literature, as 
well as poetry readings, musical 
performances, and films, all open 
to the public at no charge. This 
evening at 8:30 in Schoenberg Hall, 
Gordon Stone, Music Librarian, 
will direct the UCLA Gagaku Or- 
chestra in a concert. Mrs. Shirley 
Hood, Theater Arts Librarian, and 
Nancy Masterson, of the College 




Stephen Lin, Ruth Curry, and 
Anthony Greco arranging displays 

Library Reserve Section, vvill also perform with the group. 



Theatrical materials were selected from the Oriental Library collection, which now contains some 
55,000 volumes, including 600 journal and newspaper titles. The library is rapidly becoming the chief 
center in Southern California for research and information on the Far East. Its fields of specialization 
are art, archaeology', history, folklore. Buddhism, literature, and political science. 

Acknowledgment of Assistance 

Anthony Greco assisted the Institute of International and Foreign Studies in preparing an exhibit 
in the foyer of the School of Law on the occasion of the conference held there last Saturday on "The 
Challenge of Disarmament." The program stated that the Institute was "especially indebted for the 
assistance of Mr. Greco." 

V.A. Work-Study Program 



The Veterans Administration is sponsoring a program for part-time employment of graduate library 
school students. Library trainees will work in both the patients' libraries and medical libraries of the 
West Los Angeles Veterans Administration Center, receiving a salary (for approximately 20 hours 
weekly) prorated on annual salaries of $4,040 or 54,490. Trainees will also be eligible for leave bene- 
fits, employee injury compensation. Civil Service Retirement, and Employees Group Life Insurance. 
Further information is available from the Office of the School of Library Service, or from Miss Dorothy 
Nieman, Chief of the Library Section of the Veterans Administration Center. 



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Zeitlin and Ver Brugge Lectures in Bibliography 

A generous gift from Josephine and Jacob Zeitlin, establishing the Zeitlin and Ver Brugge Lectures 
in Bibliography, will enable the School of Library Service to present annual lectures by distinguished 
scholars in the field of bibliography. In his letter to Chancellor Knudsen, offering funds to support the 
lectureship for five years, Mr. Zeitlin commended the work in descriptive bibliography already under- 
taken in the Department of English. 

"Descriptive bibliography," Mr. Zeitlin pointed out, "is a subject which has become highly devel- 
oped in the last fifty years under McKerrow, Greg, and Bowers, and has become essential in the training 
of literary and historical scholars as well as of librarians. The University of Virginia, for example, has 
done much to encourage such studies. We wish to do our part towards cultivating, at UCLA and in the 
new School of Library Service, an interest in the methods of bibliographic description and textual criti- 
cism as practiced by the foremost bibliographers and scholars of our time." 

Serving as a committee to select the 1960-61 lecturer will be Dean Powell, Chairman, and Hugh G. 
Dick, Professor of English, and C. Donald O'Malley, Professor of Medical History, in the Department of 
Anatomy in the Medical School. 

Staff Publications 

Gladys A. Graham, Education Librarian, and Malbone W. Graham, Professor of Political Science, 
have collaborated in a review, which appeared in the Los Angeles Times of May 1, of The Politics of 
Soviet Education, a collection of essays edited by George Z.F. Bereday and Jaan Pennar. 

Everett Moore's article, "A Certain Condescension?," which appeared in the April 15 issue of the 
Library Journal, treats some of our attitudes as they affect our professional relations with librarians of 
other countries. For illustrative purposes he draws upon his experiences on both sides of the Pacific: 
as a faculty member at the Japan Library School, in Keio-Gijuku University, Tokyo, and as host and 
seminar moderator for the visiting Japanese reference librarians, in Berkeley and Los Angeles. 

Richard Zumwinkle is the translator of Nara Picture Books, by Yutaka Shimizu, published this 
month by Dawson's Book Shop of Los Angeles. The translation was made from the Japanese text of 
"Nara Ehon Ko" (Treatise on Nara Picture Books), in Ritsumeikan Daigaku Jimbun Kagaku Kenkyujo 
Kiyo (Memoirs of the Research Institute of the Cultural Sciences of Ritsumeikan University, I, Tokyo, 
1953). The book was printed in an edition of 750 copies in Tenri City, Nara, in Japan. It contains ten 
illustrations (four in color) and two paper samples. It is available at Dawson's at $4.75. 

Fairbanks Photography Collection Exhibited 

An exhibit of "California Photographs, 1895-1906, by Harold W. Fairbanks" will be on display until 
May 31 in the exhibit case of the Department of Geography, on the ground floor of Haines Hall. Early 
books and maps by Fairbanks are shown, as well as several dozen of his photographs of California 
scenes— deserts, mountains, shorelines, and the effects of the 1906 earthquake. The display was designed 
by William D. Pattison, Assistant Professor of Geography, and Mrs. Marcena Carter, student assistant, 
using materials whicli had been donated to the department by Miss Helena K. Fairbanks, of Santa Monica. 

Harold W. Fairbanks (1860-1952) was a geologist, geographer, and photographer; he contributed ex- 
tensively to school geography textbooks. During the summer sessions of 1931 and 1933, he taught 
geography courses at UCLA. 



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Report on L.C.P. in Tucson 

John C. Waugli, Staff Correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor, reported, on April 27, Mr. 
Powell' s address in Tucson last month to the First Annual Arizona Historical Convention at the Uni- 
versity of Arizona, entitled "Fountains in the Sand." The "fountains" of which Mr. Powell spoke are 
"universities and colleges, historical societies, museums, galleries, parks and monuments, libraries and 
bookstores— institutions whose concern it is to educate, to transmit, to conserve, and to civilize." Mr. 
Powell's concern, Mr. Waugh said, is that many of these "fountains" are in danger of being bulldozed 
under— " washed over by the waves of immigration, afloat on a rising sea of stucco. 

Mr. Waugh reports that Mr. Powell "believes that if a city has bulldozed its historic sites it must, 
'to regain its soul,' recreate memorials to the past, either by replicas of old buildings or by monuments, 
shrines, fountains, and the like. 

The sameness of boom cities across America was another of Mr. Powell's targets, Mr. Waugh re- 
ported. "He said many things about them are 'synthetic, standardized, spiritually sterile.' And southern 
California, he told his audience, has them all— 'faster freeways, gaudier neons, huger plants, and also 
competing morticians, movie studios, and Disneyland. Let who will praise them. When materialism, 
phony religion, and entertainment become the liighest good of an era, the end may be nearer than we 
know. 

Keyes Metcolf to Serve as Library Consultant 

Keyes Metcalf, Librarian Lnieritus of Harvard University, will visit UCLA during the week of May 
16 as consultant on the problems which have arisen since the first of the year in connection with the 
north campus Library building project. He has been asked specifically to advise on the feasibility of 
constructing the proposed building in several units of smaller magnitude than the two originally planned, 
and to assist the Librarian in developing a master plan for library 'service on the campus to insure an 
orderly growth of the Main Library and branches during this period of unprecedented expansion of 
facilities. 

Since his retirement, Mr. Metcalf lias served as consultant on a number of projects having to do with 
the administrative organization and structure of university library systems, a field in which he is an in- 
ternationally known expert. With the aid of a grant from the Council on Library Resources, he is currently 
directing a research project for the Association of Research Libraries on the planning of college and uni- 
versity library buildings. This year he is serving as a judge in an International Architectural Competition, 
for the design of a new library for Trinity College, Dublin. 

Edwin Castogno to Head Enoch Pratt Library 

One of California's leading librarians, Edwin C. Castagna, City Librarian of Long Beach, has been 
appointed Librarian of the Enoch Pratt Free Library of Baltimore. While the state is honored in providing 
the head of one of the great libraries of the United States, his leadership will be missed among librarians 
of every type of library. Mr. Castagna has been actively concerned in strengthening and developing edu- 
cation for librarianship in the Southwest. He has lectured at the School of Library Science at USC, and 
has lent strong assistance in obtaining recognition for a library school at UCLA. He is a past President 
of the California Library Association and last year completed a term as Councillor from the CLA to the 
American Library Association. 

Replacing Mr. Castagna as City Librarian will be Miss Blanche W. Collins. A graduate of Mills 
College and the Carnegie Library School of Pittsburgh, Miss Collins has served the Long Beach Library 
in a variety of professional roles since 1925, and since 1951 has been Assistant City Librarian in charge 
of extensions. 



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Scholarships from the State Library 

Three scholarships of $2,000 each and a fellowship of $5,000 are available for graduate study in 
librarianship for the next academic year. The California State Librarian, administering the Library 
Services Act program, will select the recipients. Applications must be submitted by June 1 to the 
Scholarship Program, California State Library, P.O. Box 2037, Sacramento 9. Detailed information is 
available on the Staff Bulletin Board, in Room 200, and at the Reference Desk. 

Carleton B. Joeckel 

The death of Professor Joeckel on April 15, in Berkeley, marked the passing of one of America's 
giants in librarianship— a librarian whose influence will endure into the indefinite future. Carleton B. 
Joeckel, Dean of the Graduate Library School of the University of Chicago from 1942 until 1945, served 
on the faculties of three of the country's major library schools: California (1921-27, 1945-50), Chicago 
(1935-45), and Michigan (1927-35). Through his inspiring teaching, his brilliant research, his many 
published books and articles, his surveys, and his active participation in the affairs of professional 
associations, he helped shape the steady progress of American library service. His doctoral disserta- 
tion was published in 1935, as The Government of the American Public Library, a book universally 
recognized as one of the classics of library literature. Wilhelm Munthe, in American Librarianship 
from a European Angle, remarked that Joeckel's treatise alone was sufficient documentary evidence to 
justify the existence of the Graduate Library School. 

Before he became a teacher of librarians Carleton Joeckel was a California librarian. He was on 
the University of California Library staff from 1911 until 1914 when he became City Librarian of Berkeley. 
He served in that capacity, except for a tour of duty in the Army in World War I, until 1927. He was 
President of the California Library Association in 1919-20. Upon this rather shy and modest man many 
honors were bestowed in his lifetime, some of them following his retirement from the Berkeley faculty 
in 1950. He was elected an honorary member of the American Library Association in 1954. At the ALA 
Conference in San Francisco, in 1958, Dr. Joeckel was presented the Joseph W. Lippincott Award and 
Medal for distinguished librarianship, one of the profession's highest honors. The citation included this 
sentence: "Today with the federal Library Services Act and the new national Public Library Standards 
in operation and gaining wide acceptance, it has become dramatically clear that Dr. Joeckel has been 
the chief architect of the modern public library system in America." 

A.H.H. 
A Thank You 

Helen Caldwell, Lecturer in Classics, writes in her recently published UC Press book, The 
Brazilian Othello of Machado de Assis: A Study of Dom Casmurro, that "Thanks are due the library 
staff of the University of California, Los Angeles— in particular to members of the reference department, 
and to my fellow Portuguese student Helene Schimansky of the catalog department." 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, 
Los Angeles 24. Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this 
issue: Herbert Ahn, James R. Cox, Sue Folz, Hilda Gray, Anthony Greco, Andrew Horn, Paul Miles, 
Helene Schimansky, Yvonne Schroeder, Gordon Stone. 



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From the Librarian-on-Leove 

This dateline, Paris, May 14, makes elaboration unnecessary, at least for those who have been 
here at this luminous time of year. Besides, I'm still smarting from an English reviewer's once having 
called me provincial because I let myself go in a paragraph about Paris in October. So I'll risk saying 
only sky blue, trees green, city gray, man happy, reviewer be damned. 

1 wrote last from Manila, mailed the letter, then boarded the so-called "Embassy run," a weekly 
MATS flight which originates at Travis AB in California and turns around in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 
taking two weeks for the round trip, and carrying a mixed cargo of military and civilian personnel, 
embassy pouches, and a completely self-sufficient crew of fourteen, including pilots, navigators, radio- 
men, mechanic, electrician, metal worker, cabin attendants, and doctor— all Navy men, and the plane 
another C-121 G, a Navy-type Constellation. 

I got to know that big plane and its able crew, for it was my home for the next 72 hours, although 
two nights were spent in hotels during layovers in Bangkok and New Delhi. Daytime stops were made 
in Calcutta and Karachi. Saigon and Bangkok were humid, swarming, dirty, fantastic, the people gentle 
and courteous. In New Delhi 1 roomed with three U.S. Air Force officers on leave from Japan, and had 
thoughtful discussions with them about our role in the Orient. I slept in a hot room under a slow-turning 
ceiling fan that creaked all night. 

All of India that I saw from the air was an arid land, brown and impoverished looking. Pakistan 
was the same. In Karachi we took on a load of GI's, homeward bound from a year's tour of duty at Pesha- 
war, a communications relay station near Afghanistan; my seatmate said it was like our western frontier 
a century ago. 

Then we crossed the Arabian Gulf and made the most beautiful landfall I have ever seen. The 
coastal waters of Saudi Arabia were like shot silk of peacock colors. Over the oil island of Bahrein, 
fifteen tankers at anchor; then landed at our airbase at Dhahran, under Arab jurisdiction. 

Bad advice had told me a transit visa was not necessary. Wrong. I was detained four hours while 
a protocol officer drove thirty miles to the town and obtained the Emir's permission for me to remain 
overnight. 1 kept very quiet, and pulled no rank. The Saudis are a proud people, and the fact that their 
national income is derived from the sale of oil to foreigners makes them even more difficult to deal with. 
It was hot and dry, and the oleanders reminded me of home. 



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The next morning I gladly boarded another C-121, bound for Tripoli, Madrid, the Azores, Bermuda, 
and Charleston, S.C., jam-packed with homesick GI s. Five minutes out the lights came on and the 
Commander said, "We've lost all power in no. 3 engine. We'll be dumping gasoline and returning to 
Dhahran." 

I was at a window by the trailing edge of the port wing and I can vouch that gasoline was dumped. 
I watched it shooting aft in a jet stream, enough of the stuff to run a V.W. around the world and back 
again. 

A four-hour delay and we took off again and flew clear across Arabia, a land even more arid than 
the previous countries, an absolute rust-colored desert, relieved only once by an oasis, a heavenly sight 
of green fields and orchards in the lee of a black water-yielding outcrop. 

Then over the Gulf of Aqaba and the Red Sea, the lights came on again and the Commander spoke: 
"Well, it looks like we've done it again. No. 2 this time. The Cairo tower has cleared us for emergency 
landing. Sorry, boys." 

In the next half hour still another engine went out, and we landed (beautifully) on two. "I believe 
I could fly this plane on one," the Commander told me later, "but MATS won't let me. Incidentally, 
MATS has a perfect non-fatality flying record, a fact I kept repeating to myself while descending at 
Dhahran and Cairo. 

Great confusion then as the huge plane disgorged passengers, baggage, and cargo, and was towed 
to the hangar. A 24-hour delay was posted while a replacement plane was flown in from Dhahran. I 
managed to get a room (it was a suite on three levels) in Shepheard's and the last seat on a morning 
KLM flight to Rome. I walked along the Nile after dinner in what Lawrence Durrell has repeatedly and 
justly called "the Mauve Twilight." Incidentally, I was to meet him in Paris a few days later, our first 
meeting after fifteen years of correspondence. 

Sight of the Vospers at the Ciampino airport, after a beautiful flight over blue water and past the 
southern sea-face of golden Crete, was good to mine eyes; and the Kansas license plates on their Ford 
station wagon was better than a Grant Wood. They drove me around Rome and we dined at a family 
restaurant in the Campo del Fiore. And talked, of their year abroad, and our meeting again in June 
when they return to England. 

On to Zurich the next day, right over Genoa and a congestion of Alps, and then my book buying 
commenced in the Swiss city. I also acquired a jade green Volkswagen, and it brought me faithfully to 
Paris via Geneva, Bourges, Tours, and Orleans, through idyllic spring landscapes, across the rivers 
Ain, Saone, Loire, Cher, and Indre, back in a country whose ways of life and speech are familiar to me. 



Yes, skv blue, trees green, city gray, man happy. 



Personnel Notes 



L.C.P. 



Mrs. Marie B. Waters, of the Reference Department, has been reclassified from Senior l^ibrary 
Assistant to Principal Library Assistant. 

Airs. Mary E. Cough has resigned her position as Senior Library Assistant in the Serials Section of 
the Acquisitions Department. 



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Dore Illustrations on Exhibit 

An exhibit of fifty works of Gustave Dore, an artist of astonishing industry and creativity, will be 
shown in the Main Library from June 1 to 28. One drawing has been lent by the Grunwald Graphic Arts 

Foundation, two photographs are from E. 
^ . , — Maurice Bloch, Assistant Professor of Art, and 

all other materials have come from Claude E. 
Jones, Associate Professor of English. Profes- 
sor Jones has also contributed the following 
note on Dore's career: 

Louis Augusta Gustave Dore, born in Stras- 
bourg in 1832, published his first lithographs 
at the age of fifteen. In the following year he 
contributed to the Journal pour rire and first 
entered paintings at the Paris Salon. In 1849, 
he illustrated books written by his brother, 
Ernest, and in 1854 his first important work, the 
Rabelais, was published. For twenty-five years 
thereafter, he illustrated the classics, contri- 
buted to magazines and newspapers, portrayed 
the lives and peculiarities of Englishmen and 
Europeans, and tried to establish himself as 
the greatest painter of his century. French in- 
difference to his oils drove him to open the 
highly successful Dore Gallery in London, and 
to admire English taste. In sculpture, he 
achieved fame (notably with the Statue of 
Alexandre Dumas pere now in the Place Male- 
sherbes, Paris), and his vase, now on view in 
San Francisco, caused a sensation in 1878. He 
enjoyed great success: he was invited to 
Compiegne by Napoleon III in 1864, presented 
to Queen Victoria and the Prince of Wales in 

1875, and made an officer of the Legion of Honour in 1879. A highly controversial figure, he was loved 

by many and execrated by some. 

His industry was astonishing; in one year he completed some 4000 drawings for illustrations. Some 
of the time, he drew directly on wood, and an engraver finished the work. This explains why much of 
his work is uneven— the ability of the engraver determined the success of the illustration. 

Among his illustrations, which provided Sunday amusement for several generations of children be- 
fore the advent of television, the most popular were those in the Bible. Next came his La Fontaine, 
Munchausen, Don Quixote, Paradise Lost, Dante, and Tennyson. Elders enjoyed the Balzac and 
Rabelais. What a fantastic world he created, with the multitudes of croquis and vignettes, many of them 
genre gems, which brought life to his texts. And the great, busy, vital plates— the Wandering Jew and 
Ancient Mariner, for examples— crammed with details and bustling with people. 

Some of his contemporaries found him immoral, disgusting, and even profane, but his vast popular- 
ity with adults and children alike, from the mid-fifties until after World War I, is far more significant. 




Gustave Dore. Caricature by Andre Gill. 
Eclipse, 1869. 



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Readers and Visitors 

Louise Eastland, of the Public Health Library on the Berkeley campus, visited the Government 
Publications Room on May 10. 

Kohei Ando, Professor of Psychology at Nihon University, Tokyo, and his wife, visited the Library 
on May 10, and were shown around by Frances Kirschenbaum and Stephen Lin. 

Mrs. Archer Sokol, psychiatric case worker for the Vista del Mar Child-Care Service, used the social 
welfare collection in the Graduate Reading Room during the week of May 16, while preparing a manual 
for foster parents. 

Mr. and Mrs. P. F. Morgan, both from the Department of English, Victoria College, British Columbia, 
visited the Department of Special Collections on May 17 to work with the Thomas Hood Collection. 

Judson Vogles, Long Beach Public Library, Ellon Terry, Los Angeles County Public Library, and 
Ruth W. Perry, Los Angeles Public Library, visited the Library on May 17, and were shown around by 
James Cox. 

Iva Cartwright, Santa Monica, visited the Library on May 18, and was given a tour by Helen More. 

Kenneth Allen, Associate Director of Libraries of the University of Washington, visited the Library 
on May 18. 

Rosemarie }. Moretti, psychiatric social worker from the Pacific State Hospital in Pomona, visited 
the Graduate Reading Room on May 20. 

Service Awards 

Five staff members have received Service Awards from President Kerr in 1960. Recipients were, 
for fifteen years of service, Grace Hunt, Everett Moore, and Johanna Tallman; and, for ten years of 
service, Marjorie Mardellis and Irene Struffert. 

0BK 

Four student assistants on the Library staff are among those elected to Phi Beta Kappa for the 
Spring semester: John Byfield, Typist-Clerk in the Chemistry Library, Charles Fey, Driver for the 
Receiving Room of the Acquisitions Department, Janet Knerr, Typist-Clerk in the Circulation Depart- 
ment, and Flora Okazaki, Typist-Clerk in the Acquisitions Department. 

Really a Miracle 

"Said one of my patients the other day: 'I can't thank you for what you've done for us, for me and 
my family. Doctor. It's really a miracle. ' - . . What this woman had done was to accept her nineteen- 
year-old daughter's harsh verbal attacks, which had continued to occur for almost ten years. Instead of 
getting perturbed about them as she had done for a long time before coming to see me, she had begun 
to understand how and why they arose. . . The result, within six weeks, was amazing: the daughter had 
not only stopped berating the mother, but had become co-operative and loving, had stopped spending all 
her time in the college library, and had begun dating boys. A real miracle." 

(From How to Live with a Neurotic, by Albert Ellis, New York, Crown, 1957.) 



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Activities of Staff Members 

Gordon Stone appeared as a guest on radio station KFI's "Conversations with Al Poska* on May 9. 
He was interviewed regarding the recent Oriental music festival. 

Kay Sakata, student assistant in the Biomedical Library, has been chosen a member of this summer's 
Project India team. The students will leave for Bombay on June 25. 

Man-Hing Mok and Richard Zumwinkle participated in the Southern California Conference on Asian 
Studies held on campus on May 7 to discuss teaching programs, research interests, and library holdings 
on Asia. Mrs. Mok conducted a tour of the Oriental Library for interested members. 

Elizabeth Costin, of the Graduate Reading Room, was the piano accompanist during the two-week 
run of Bertolt Brecht's "The Good Woman of Setzuan," a Theater Arts Department production. 

Ciark Library Notes 

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Arthur Hunt, of Pittsburgh, were especially interested during their recent visit in 
some of the features of the Clark Library's construction and appointments which might be used for the 
penthouse of the new Library at Carnegie Institute, where Mrs. Hunt's collection of botanical books and 
prints will be deposited. 

Henry H. Evans, of the Porpoise Book Shop and Peregrine Press of San Francisco, spent several 
hours at the Clark Library with artist Rick Barton, who was in Los Angeles to record graphically the 
Bunker Hill section before it disappears. The Library's Graphic Arts collections include almost every 
publication of the Peregrine Press, and many of the original linoleum blocks used to illustrate the books. 
Several of the Peregrine portfolios have featured prints by Mr. Barton. Following his visit, Mr. Evans 
generously gave to the Library the entire set of Mr. Barton's linoleum blocks for "Stations of the Cross 
(not published), and a selection of large linoleum blocks made by Mr. Barton and Mark Luca for other 
publications of the Press. 

Other recent visitors have included John ]. Bust of New York, Professor and Mrs. John H. Leighton 
of the University of British Columbia, Judge Frank Gates and Ron Renney of Seattle, and Professor 
John Loftis of Stanford University. 

Professor John Dustin, of the USC School of Library Science, brought twelve students to the Clark 
Library on May 10. William Conway and Edna Davis conducted a tour and described the Library s col- 
lections. 

Professor Majl Ewing, of the Department of English, met at the Clark Library on May 18 with seven 
students of his graduate seminar on contemporary literature to tour the Library and examine books in the 
William Butler Yeats collection. 

Deborah King Now at Stanford 

The Stanford Library Bulletin notes that Deborah King, formerly head of our Circulation Department, 
is now making her home in Sunnyvale, and that she has accepted a part-time position in Stanford's Docu- 
ment Library, "where the majority of her time is being spent applying the U.S. Superintendent of Docu- 
ments Classification System." Continues the Bulletin, "We feel that this department is most fortunate 
in having the assistance of someone with Miss King's experience and abilities, and wish to extend her 
a wholehearted welcome to Stanford. 

Miss King's many friends at UCLA are congratulating the Stanford Library on acquiring D.K. 



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Campbell Contest Winners Announced 

First prize of $100 in books for this year's Robert B. Campbell Student Book Collection Contest 
went to Steve R. Riskin, a freshman, of Beverly Hills, for his collection on American Hegelianism and 
the St. Louis Movement. An interest in German romantic philosophy and an inability to read Hegel in 
German, Mr. Riskin says, led him to collect books on Hegel in English. "Such a collector," he writes 
in his essay, "cannot help but be drawn to American Hegelianism and the coexistent St. Louis Movement 
in Philosophy. The inappositeness, the absurd contradictions of American Hegelianism are compelling. 
Visualize the Governor of the State of Missouri alone translating the Science of Logic of Hegel (perhaps 
the most difficult title of the nineteenth century in Europe). Again, find this same man striving for the 
education of the Creek Indians with his folio longhand translation for a text. This man, Henry C. 
Brokmeyer, who lectured to St. Louis ladies' groups on Goethe's Faust and found terminology borrowed 
from the Creek indispensable to his exposition, founded the St. l^ouis Movement in Philosophy from 
which came a generation of university professors, including George Holmes Howison of the University 
of California." 

John Huntington, a senior, of Los Angeles, won the second prize of $50 in books for his collection 
on Asian art. He sought through this collection of books, he says, to arrive at an understanding of 
Japanese art, having approached this through studies of Chinese art and culture and Indian Buddhism. 

Third prize of $25 in books went to Mrs. Annette Hartmann, a junior, of Hollywood, for her collection 
of modern biographies. "My collection," she writes, "was not begun or maintained with a view to com- 
peting with a standard reference library, but rather for the fun of having exhilarating ideas, people, and 
places close at hand. 

Judges were Rex Barley, book editor of the Mirror News, and Wayland D. Hand, Professor of German 
and Folklore. The winning collections are exhibited in display cases in the rotunda and in the Main 
Reading Room. 

Staff Association News 

Members of the Staff Association, at a business meeting on May 19, heard a report from Gordon 
Stone on future plans for the Deborah King Scholarship Fund. Tom Harris proposed the creation of a 
chess club, to be sponsored by the Association, which was approved by a resolution of the membership. 

The Association's new officers will be chosen in an election on June 7 from among the following 
candidates: for vice-president and president-elect, Anna Blustein and Walther Liebenow; for board mem- 
bership, one position, two-year term, Dorothy Dragonette and Frances Kirschenbaum; for board member- 
ship, two positions, two-year terms, Barbara Bisch, Ruth Curry, Gwendoline Hill, Mildred Hutcherson, 
and Kitchy Williams; and for board membership, one position, one-year term, Janet Earnshaw and Lorraine 
Morris. 

Bacon Foundation Library Dedicated 

A new library building for the Francis Bacon Foundation was dedicated on May 8 at Claremont 
College. The Foundation was established by the late Mr. and Mrs. Walter C. Arensberg "to promote study 
in science, literature, religion, history, and philosophy, with special reference to the works of Francis 
Bacon, his character and life, and his influence on his own and later times." The new structure houses 
the Arensberg collection of Baconiana, one of the most extensive in the world. William Conway repre- 
sented the Clark Library at the dedication ceremonies. 



May 27, 1960 103 



Microscopes Displayed at Biomedical Library 

"From Galileo to the Electron Microscope," the current exhibit in the Biomedical Library, traces 
the historical development of the microscope since its invention in the seventeenth century. Emphasis 
is placed on the instruments of early microscopists such as Hooke, Malpighi, Grew, Swammerdam, and 
Leeuwenhoek. 

The display cases contain examples ranging in period from a Culpeper microscope, circa 1740, and 
a facsimile of a Leeuwenhoek microscope, to a Bausch and Lomb achromatic microscope used in biology 
courses at UCLA's predecessor, the Los Angeles State Normal School, around 1900. Most of the instru- 
ments were lent by the Harvard Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, and by Erb and Gray 
Scientific Instruments. Representing a recent advancement in the development of the microscope is a 
Bioscanner, manufactured by Biophysical Research Associates, which has the unique feature of being 
fitted with a television transmitting station. 

A. Rupert Hall, Associate Research Medical Historian, organized and collected materials for the 
exhibit, assisted by Patricia McKibbin of the Biomedical Library reference staff. The Library is also 
indebted to Waldo Furgason, Professor of Zoology, Harrison Latta, Associate Professor of Pathology, 
Zane Price, Assistant Research Microbiologist, and Flora Scott, Emeritus Professor of Botany, for 
their contributions to the exhibit. 

Boise? or. Don't Mention Our Name in Pocoteilo 

Catalogers in the Continuations Section, we hear, upon receiving a small volume entitled Proceed- 
ings of the Forty-Second and Last Annual Convention of the Idaho State Federation of Labor Held in 
Pocatello, Idaho, on December 15, 1958, and Proceedings of the Fourth and Last Annual Convention of 
the Idaho State CIO Industrial Union Council Held in Pocatello, Idaho, on December 15, 1958, and 
Proceedings of the Merger Convention of the Idaho State Federation of Labor and the Idaho State CIO 
Industrial Union Council Held in Pocatello, Idaho, on December 16, 1958, and Proceedings of the First 
Annual Convention of the Idaho State AFL-CIO Held in Pocatello, Idaho, on June 8,9,10, 1959, produced 
for the public catalog the following classic of conciseness: 

Idaho State AFL-CIO. 

Proceedings. 1st- 1959- 

Boise? 

Miss Georgi to Speak in Cleveland 

Charlotte Georgi will speak on "The Businessman in Fiction" at the breakfast meeting on June 6 
of the Business and Finance Division of the Special Libraries Association during the national conven- 
tion, to be held in Cleveland, June 5-8. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los 
Angeles 24. Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: 
Page Ackerman, William Conway, Edna Davis, Sue Folz, Hilda Gray, Anthony Greco, Margaret Gustafson, 
Claude Jones, Frances Kirschenbaum, Patricia McKibbin, Man-Hing Mok, Helen More, Helene Schimansky, 
Beth Smith, Gordon Stone, Brooke Whiting. 



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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARY • LOS ANGELIS 2^ 



Volume 13, Number 18 



June 10, 1960 



Catalogue of Dore Exhibit 

"Fifty Works of Gustave Dore," a handlist, has been issued by the Library in connection with the 
exhibit showing in the Main Library through June 28. The list was prepared by Professor Claude E. 
Jones and was designed and set in type by Marian Engelke of the Exhibits Committee. 

A complementary exhibit, "Prints of the Second Empire," featuring works of Core's contemporaries, 
is being shown in the Brand Fine Arts branch of the Glendale Public Library this month. Materials for 
this exhibit also have been lent by Professor Jones. 

Biomedical Librarians Attend MLA Meeting 

Louise Darling and Robert Lewis attended the Medical Library Association's annual meeting, held 
in Kansas City, Missouri, May 16-20. Miss Darling read a paper, "Readers' Impressions of the Subject 
Catalog," for a session on subject control of medical literature. Mr. Lewis served on a panel concerned 
with the planning of better medical school libraries. Visits to the Linda Hall Library, the Harry S. 
Truman Library in Independence, and the new Clendening Library at the University of Kansas Medical 
Center were part of the conference schedule, as was a session on "Anatomy and Art" at the William 
Rockhill Nelson Gallery. 

Following the conference. Miss Darling visited the DeGolyer History of Science Collection at the 
University of Oklahoma, at Norman; and in Tulsa she had a brief visit with former staff member Rexina 
Hempler West, who sent greetings to those who were here a decade ago. 

Personnel Notes 

William Osuga, of the Government Publications Room, Reference Department, has been reclassified 
from Librarian I to Librarian II. 

Resignations have been received from Barbara Jean Rosehurr, Senior Library Assistant in the 
Physics Library, to be married; Joseph A. Boudreau, Principal Library Assistant in the Acquisitions 
Department, to accept a position as teaching assistant in the History Department; Margaret McNamara, 
Typist Clerk in the Engineering Library, to enter business school; Judy Sporleder. Senior Library 
Assistant in the Business Administration Library, to travel in Europe; and Mrs. Edna A1. Roth, Secretary 
in ti;e Catalog Department, to move to another part of the state. 



The letter from the Librarian-on-Leave was delayed in the 
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Open House at Engineering Library 

The new quarters of the Engineering Library will be on display at an open house for University 
Library staff members on Friday, June 17. Visitors are asked to arrive on the half hour, between 9:30 
a.m. and 3:30 p.m., for group tours of about 45 minutes. The Library is on the 8th floor of the new 
Engineering Building. 

Visitors 

Miss Marjorte Cerson, of the British Broadcasting Corporation Library, in London, visited the Li- 
brary on May 31, bringing greetings to many staff members from Robert L. CoUison, now head of the 
BBC Library. 

Irving Lehow, of the Atomic Energy Commission's Technical Information Service Extension in Oak 
Ridge, Tennessee, visited the Government Publications Room on June 3. 

T'ong Figurines Given to Oriental Library 

Four Chinese tomb figurines, attributed to the T'ang dynasty (618-907), have been donated to the 
Oriental Library by Mrs. Ben Goetz of Beverly Hills. The pottery figures are 8/4 inches in height and 
each is playing a musical instrument: flute, lute, pan-pipe, and a harp-shaped instrument. The numbers 
of animals, servants, attendants, and entertainers of various kinds buried in effigy as mortuary offerings 
to the dead indicated the material prosperity of their late masters. 

Mrs. Goetz has also given to the Department of Special Collections three first editions of works by 
Joseph Conrad. 

New Index to Medical Literature 

A major development in the indexing of research materials has come with the appearance of the new 
Index Medicus, published by the National Library of Medicine, a monthly author and subject index to 
some 1600 American and foreign medical journals. It is produced by means of advanced indexing tech- 
niques, such as the Eastman Kodak "Listomatic" Camera, IBM data processing equipment, and punched 
paper tape generating and reading typewriters. Beginning with the January issue, Index Medicus super- 
seded both the Current List of Medical Literature and the Quarterly Cumulative Index Medicus. An 
annual volume, the Cumulated Index Medicus, will be published separately by the American Medical 
Association. The new service is available in the Reference Departments of the Biomedical Library and 
the Main Library. 

Fur engere Beziehungen zwischen Bibliothekar und Buchhdndler 

In a notice for the London edition of Mr. Powell's A Passion for Books (Constable, 1959), Der 
Schweizer Buchhandel, Heft 9/1960, says that he examines among other items the relationship between 
book dealers and librarians. "Misunderstandings occasionally overshadow their mutual interests, it 
continues. "The librarian often withdraws into a snail shell where he wants to remain undisturbed. 
(Der Bibliothekar zieht sich oft ins Schneckenhaus zuriick. . .) 

'He does not concern himself with the economic aspects of books, but the book dealer is always 
cognizant of both their spiritual and material value. The best book dealers have always been great 
readers and collectors. By necessity they are also good businessmen who know how to sell at a profit. 
However, book dealers often lack the bent for scientific work, for classification and catalogs. 



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Library Rushes Snake-Bite Remedies 

Last Friday, when the Los Angeles County General Hospital announced that Kenneth Earnest, the 
'22-year-old snake collection curator who had been dangerously bitten by an Australian tiger snake on 
May 17, had been discharged, the University Library was still filling interlibrary loan requests from the 
General Hospital Library for journals with articles on snake bites and other snake-related matters. 
Several dozen journals had been requested for the use of Dr. Findlay E. Russell, Director of the Labora- 
tory of Neurological Research, who had directed treatment of the patient. In the intensive fight to save 
the man s life, doctors and nurses had had to work for days around the clock, and Dr. Russell himself had 
once been on duty for 72 hours. 

Most of the journals lent to the hospital were, of course, from the Biomedical Library: such items 
as "A Further Case of Snake-Bite by a Taipan Ending Fatally" (Medical Journal of Australia, 1951), 
"Mecanismo de la accion presora del veneno de Arana Latrodectus Mactans" {Revista de la Sociedad 
Argentina de Biologia, 19.59), "Ueber Zusammenhange zwischen Esterolytischen und Pharmakologischen 
Wirkungen von Jararacagift, Kallikrein, und Thrombin" (Archiv jur Experimentelle Palhologie und Pharma- 
kologie, 1959), and "A Study of the Effect of Changing Different Ions in Extracellular Fluid on Neuro- 
Muscular Block Caused by Black Snake Tovin" (Indian journal of Medical Research, 1959). 

One item that stands out as a little different from these studies was supplied by the Main Library 
in a volume of the Pacific Rural Press (San Francisco) for 1889. One of our staff members sneaked a 
look at the article, entitled "'Antidote for Snake-Bites," before rushing it to Dr. Russell. The piece con- 
cerns a Mr. C. J. Ironmonger of Fresno, an old "snake-charmer" who claimed to have handled thousands 
of venomous reptiles and to have been bitten 19 times by rattlers while catching, handling, or perform- 
ing with them in public. A reporter w'ho asked him what remedy he used for snake bites, got the follow- 
ing answer, which he published in the Fresno Republican: 

I put an ounce of ammonia into a two-ounce vial; then I add a dozen or so leaves of the 
mistletoe. The leaves soon dissolve and the liquid becomes a reddish color. Put 18 or 20 
drops of this liquid into a tumbler half full of water and drink it as soon as you can after 
being bitten. Then drink a pint of whisky. After that you must wait 15 or 20 minutes, and 
if you feel no signs of inebriation, repeat the dose; but the moment that you feel the effects 
of the whisky, drink no more, but vou mav take another dose of the ammoniacal liquid. 

Some people when bitten by a snake keep pouring down whisky until they get thoroughly 
drunk, but in such cases the remedy is worse than the disease. 

As Dr. Russell is reported to be preparing a detailed study of the tiger snake bite case for a medi- 
cal journal, he may find occasion to refer to Mr. Ironmonger's homely treatment. But we can take no 
credit for any help it might have been in Dr. Russell's recent case. By the time we got the article to 
him, his patient had gone home to finish his convalescence. 

Recent Acquisition Described in "American Book Collector" 

riie Meeks collection of children's literature, recently acquired by the Department of Special Col- 
lections, is the subject of an article by Irvin Kerlan in the April issue of The American Book Collector, 
under the title, "The Bernard Meeks Collection: Three Hundred Years of Children's Books, 1657-1957." 
The library, consisting of some 2,000 items, most of them first editions, is described by Mr. Kerlan as 
"a most remarkable and praiseworthy treasury of carefully selected books, drawings, manuscripts, peep- 
shows, games, and related materials." Light rare items are shown in illustrations accompanying the 
article. 



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From the Librarian-on-Leave 

London, June 4. This is the V\hits;in weekend, and everyone who can is going somewhere. No 
exception, I am leaving soon for my niece's liome in Berkshire. In the three weeks I have been in Eng- 
land rain has fallen only two days. The fair weather has meant more flowers than I have ever seen. 
The usually green hedgerows have been whife with blossoms, the rhododendrons lurid. 

[iut I didn't come to botanize. Books are my business, and I have had good results round about 
London, and on trips to liournemouth, Salisbury, Newbury, Cambridge, Tunbridge Wells, Reading, and 
Newcastle, acquiring masses of books, pamphlets, manuscripts, prints, and pictures, ranging across the 
fields of research at UCLA. 

There is no substitute for buying-on-the-spot. I entered a bookshop in a country town and found the 
owner seated at the typewriter, offering to an American library a book he had bought that morning— a 
1634 English arithmetic of which only two copies are recorded, both in England, and in extraordinarily 
fine condition for an early work of this kind. "Don't bother to finish the letter," I said. "You've just 
sold the book to UCLA." I left with it in my pocket. 

This is why those American research libraries which can be called "great —Harvard, Yale, Hunting- 
ton, Folger, Newberry, for example— have had buyers more or less permanently in Europe. I am not plug- 
ging to stay in Europe for California. The work 1 want to do next is at home, and I will be there soon. 
There will be a Library exhibit of examples of the research materials I have acquired. 

I left Paris early one morning, steered the V.W. safely between the cobblestones, breakfasted in 
Beauvais, had a coffee break in the rebuilt center of Abbeville, and lunched at the Gare Maritime in 
Boulogne, one of a hundred motorists funneling onto the Channel ferry from all over Europe— a vintage 
Rolls, large and small Jaguars, two tiny racing Lotuses on a trailer, returning from a rally in the French 
Alps, and a bus from Madrid, bearing a load of excited soccer fans, en route to Glasgow for the cham- 
pionship match between Spain and Scotland. 

Approaching Dover, fog thickened and we lost headway, while fog horns sounded on all sides. I 
walked nervously forward, looked up at the bridge, and what I saw reassured me: the captain was drink- 
ing tea. 

Everything about Britain that I have seen has been reassuring. There is the traditional concern 
for individual rights. A woman who lives in a little backstreet in Kensington went successfully to court 
over car wasliing on the street: the repeated slamming of the car doors disturbed her train of thought. 
A farmer in Cornwall brought the Fox Hunters to justice because their hounds lacked permission to cross 
his land. These are trivial examples, but they typify the character that has given us the personal liberty 
we enjoy today. 

I'll be along home soon now and will call a staff meeting and tell you the things I don't dare put in 

print. Ciieerio! 

\ 

L.C.P. 

Gagaku on KPFK 

Gordon Stone will be heard in lectures and demonstrations of the UCLA Gagaku orchestra on FM 
station KPF'K during the next two Wednesday evenings, June 15 and 22, at 7:15. 



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Progress of the Book (VII) 

In February the Filmland Book Service, at 8713 Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, was 
acquired by Arthur Hartmann and given a new name, Hartmann's Book Store. The shop continues to 
offer a miscellaneous selection of used books, paperbacks, and magazines. 

The Santa Monica City College Student Store was moved at the end of last month into larger quarters 
in a newly built wing of the Student Center. Much more space is now devoted to the display of paper- 
bound editions. For new and used textbooks, James Bowers, the store manager, has designed unique 
shelving, the backs of which are removable panels, allowing the shelves to be stocked directly from the 
storage area behind. 

With the reincarnation of the Gas House in an educational guise, the Beat Scene, its avant garde 
bookshop, was no longer to be found, and apparently there are no plans to establish it elsewhere. Venice 
has lost another bookshop with the final demise, after a long and lingering decline, of the Venice Book 
Store; now that the last lending library rejects and broken paperbacks are gone, the store does business 
as the H & H Coin Shop. 

Personnel Experiment in B.C. 

Interesting quote from an article on "libraries and Librarianship: British Columbia, 1959/60," by 
Sam Rothstein, President of the B.C. Library Association, and Assistant Librarian of U.B.C., in the 
British Columbia Library Quarterly for .\pril: 

"While the book collections— poor or rich— got most of the publicity, several quietly interesting 
developments were going on behind tiie scenes. The Vancouver Public Library provided an ever handy 
topic for professional gossip with its plan of periodic transfer of branch and division heads. Another 
innovation in personnel practice came from the same library with the appointment of senior staff members 
as subject specialists, with the rank and pay of division heads but without administrative responsibility. 
The latter experiment will be watched with interest bv tiie otiier large libraries, such as the University 
Library, which face similar problems in the effective organization of a specialized information service. 

L.C.P. in "Current Biography" 

"Crusader, bookish humanist, sentimentalist, visionary enthusiast, great professional leader, 
America s most provocative bookman— such are the epithets used by his associates to describe Lawrence 
Clark Powell. . . says Current Biography, in the article about him which appears in the June issue. 

Staff Association Officers Elected 

Margaret Gustafson, Election Committee Chairman, has announced the results of the recent Staff 
Association election: Walther Liebenow will be the new vice-president and president-elect; Frances 
Kirsciienbaum, Barbara Bisch, and Ruth Curry will serve two-year terms on the Executive Board; and 
Janet Earnshaw will serve on the Board for one year. 



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Clarence Day Award to L.C.P. 

Mr. Powell was granted the Clarence Day Award in ceremonies today at the American Library Associ- 
ation conference in Montreal. He was selected to be the first recipient of the Award, consisting of 
SIOOO and a citation, which has been donated by the American Textbook Publishers Institute and is 
administered by an award jury of the ALA. 

The Clarence Day Award is intended for a librarian who has done "outstanding work in encouraging 
the love of books and reading." 

Personnel Notes 

Mrs. Mildred Dralle, Assistant Librarian of Arkansas State Teachers College is working in the Serials 
Section of the Acquisitions Department during the summer session. She is here with her husband, 
Professor Lewis A. Dralle, a UCLA graduate, who is teaching a course in history. 

Mrs. Edith H. Cleves, new Senior Library Assistant in the Serials Section of the Acquisitions Depart- 
ment, formerly studied art at UCLA. 

Anionia Haro, new Senior Library Assistant in the Physics Library, has her Bachelor's degree in 
English from Marymount College. 

Resignations have been received from Airs. Heidi Reager, Senior Account Clerk in the Acquisitions 
Department; Mrs. Carole Bennett, Principal Library Assistant in the Catalog Department, to accompany 
her husband to Panama; Fred Barrows, Senior Library Assistant in the Department of Special Collections, 
to devote more time to his dissertation; Richard Dwyer, Principal Library Assistant in the Acquisitions 
Department; and Lynn Shattuck, Senior Library Assistant in the Reference Department. 

Staff Members at ALA 

Herbert Ahn, James Cox, Rudolf Engelbarts, Everett Moore, and Elizabeth Norton have been attending 
the annual conference of the American Library Association in Montreal this week. During the week prior 
to the conference. Miss Norton attended the Seminar in Latin American Acquisitions, in New York, and 
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Visitors 

Professor Chao Shao-an, of Lingnan Art College, Hong Kong, visited the Oriental Library and the Art 
Department on June 2. Professor Chao is a distinguished Chinese painter, whose paintings have been 
exhibited in England and elsewhere in Europe, and recently were shown in the De Young Museum in San 
Francisco. He presented an original painting and three autographed volumes illustrating his work to the 
Oriental Library. 

Mrs. I fan Kyrle Fletcher, who owns, with her husband, a rare book shop in London, visited the Depart- 
ment of Special Collections on June 6. She was particularly interested in the Sadleir Collection of 
Nineteenth-Century Fiction and in our literary manuscripts. 

Professor Ichiro Goto, of the Political Science Department of Waseda University, in Tokyo, visited the 
Oriental Library on June 13. 

Mrs. Helga Greene, of London, visited the Department of Special Collections on June 16 to see the 
Raymond Chandler Collection. Mrs. Greene is the literary agent for Mr. Chandler's foreign editions and, 
since Mr. Chandler's death in 1959, she has generously added books and manuscripts to the Chandler 
Collection. 

Mrs. Mary D. Parsons, Librarian of Mexico City College, and Miss Evelyn Huston, Assistant Librarian 
of the California Institute of Technology, visited the Library on June 16 to examine plans for the School 
of Library Service. A library school is being considered for Mexico City College. 

Geraldine Clayton, reference librarian on the Berkeley campus and formerly a member of the Reference 
Department here, visited the Library on June 16. 

Moore on Intellectual Freedom 

Everett Moore is the editor of a new column, "Intellectual Freedom," which will be a regular depart- 
ment in the ALA Bulletin. Appearing in the June issue is his first article, "Vexation on the Right," a 
discussion of recent criticisms of library selection and indexing practices made by the editors of the 
National Review and Modem Age. 

Mr. Moore is also the new editor of the Newsletter on Intellectual Freedom, beginning with the sum- 
mer issue now in press. The Newsletter, a quarterly publication of the ALA's Committee on Intellectual 
Freedom, suspended ipublication last winter owing to lack of funds. The resulting chorus of protests 
from loyal readers led to its revival, with publication aid from the Freedom of Information Center of the 
University of Missouri. 

Staff Association to Meet on Thursday 

A general membership meeting of the Staff Association will be held next Thursday afternoon at 3:30 
in the staff room. A social hour with refreshments will follow a short business session, consisting of 
reports from the current board and installation of new officers. 

Officers have purchased for the staff a set of punch bowls, ladles, and cups, and a new coffee maker 
to supplement the present old one. The staff room committee is still collecting the winding bands from 
coffee cans, to trade in on another new coffee maker which will replace the old appliance. 



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A double-page opening from the publicity scrapbook 

Library Wins Publicity Award 

The Library was announced this week as the winner among American college and university libraries 
of the John Cotton Dana Publicity Awards Contest for 1960. The Library's scrapbook, entered as one of 
nearly a hundred from all kinds of libraries, received a citation for its "dedication to the principle that 
the book is important, and for the skill with which this point of view is presented." 

The contest, honoring John Cotton Dana, one of the great figures in American library history, is spon- 
sored annually by the Viilson Library Bulletin and the Public Relations Section of the American Library 
Association. This year's awards were presented on Monday at the ALA conference in Montreal. 

The scrapbook itself was a major production of the Exhibits Committee. Newspaper clippings, photo- 
graphs and handlists of exhibits, and examples of library publications— such as student handbooks, bib- 
liographies. Occasional Papers, and this newsletter— were mounted in a large volume designed and con- 
structed by Marian Engelke. She also printed the section headings and legends for the volume. Other 
members of the Committee are Ruth Curry, Anthony Greco, Everett Moore, Brooke Whiting, Professor 
Maurice Bloch, and Mr. Powell. 

Atom's Sex Life Is Probed 



"Sex— Congresses" and "Cells— Congresses" are the enticing subject headings assigned to the report 
of the proceedings of the first Symposium on Nuclear Sex, in London, 1957, in the Biomedical Library s 
catalog. 



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Deborah King Scholarships 

The Staff Association recently gave $200 to the Deborah King Scholarship Fund, which now totals 
more than $800. The scholarship committee, headed by Gordon Stone, Music Librarian, intends to 
grant awards to students enrolled during the first year of the new library school at UCLA. Applications 
will be sent to those who request them, and completed applications should be returned by July 15 to be 
eligible for the coming semester. 

Electronic Pages in Biomedical Library 

A selective radio paging system, the "Pagemaster," has been installed in the Biomedical Library. 
Physicians on call may obtain from the Loan Desk a pocket-sized receiver which will pick up radio sig- 
nals from a transmitter located within the Library. Signals can be received in the stacks or in the read- 
ing rooms. When a telephone call for a physician is taken, a staff member sets the doctor's assigned 
receiver number on a dial and transmits a radio signal which is received on the Pagemaster as an audible 
tone. The telephone call is then completed at a booth reserved for physicians on call. 

The new system will enable the doctors to make more effective use of the Library. Heretofore the 
Library's paging service was limited to areas near the Loan Desk. 

New CSEA Officers 

In the recent elections for posts in chapter 44 of the California State Employees' Association, 
Andrew H. Horn, of the School of Library Service, was chosen second vice president, and Mary DeWoif, 
of the Art Library, was chosen recorder, to serve with the new president, Karl Jensen. 

Enjoyable Ordeal 

Charlotte Georgi has reported that the Special Libraries Association convention she attended in 
Cleveland, June 5—8, was the most enjoyable ordeal of its kind she has suffered in a long time. Al- 
though 1,400 people attended, the numbers were not oppressive, she said, as most of the meetings were 
held by the various subject divisions, which were likely to draw about a hundred people. 

The program of her group, the Business and Finance Division, was extraordinarily good, she says. 
One session, on "Selection Aids in Advertising, Business, and Finance," she thought must have been 
designed with her problem of acquiring a new business library in mind. The panel members, Janet 
Bogardus, of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Gertrude Schutze, of Standard and Poor's, Nathalie 
D. Frank, of Geyer, Morey, Madden, and Ballard, of New York, and Jo Ann Aufdenkamp, of the Federal 
Reserve Bank of Chicago, presented some "really practical and sensible ideas." James Dawson, Vice 
President and Economist of the National City Bank of Cleveland, made a forecast of business condi- 
tions for the next year, and did not hesitate to state that statistics show prosperity is here to stay— at 
least through 1960. Rose Vormelker, Library Director of the Forest City Publishing Company, spoke 
effectively on public relations. 

"Heroes and Hucksters: Horatio Alger to Lincoln Lord," the subject of Miss Georgi's paper, which 
she says she presented at 6 a.m. (Pacific Daylight Time), and which someone here says would be 9 
o'clock in Cleveland, traced the development of the businessman in the novel over the last century. 
Her audience was "appropriately quiet," she says, and she interprets this to mean she had knocked 
them dead or else they were sound asleep. Or, she adds, they might have been sitting in rapt attention. 



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Mark, printefl ^a lie opposing page, 
The unfortunate etfects of rage. 
A man (who might be you or me) 
Hurls another into the sea. 
Poor Houl, his unreflecting act 
His future joys will much contract; 
And he will spoil his eveningr toddy 
By dwelling on that maugk-d body. 



"Moral Emblems" of RLS 

The woodcuts and verses shown on this page are taken frora Mora/ Emblems, a 
little book composed and illustrated by Robert Louis Stevenson at Davos, Switzer- 
land, in the winter of 1882. It is one of several playful projects which engaged 
Stevenson during afternoon relaxations from the writing of installments of Treasure 
Island. His playmate was his twelve-year-old stepson, Lloyd Osbourne, who set 
up the book and printed it on his toy printing press. The woodcuts were carved with 
a pen-knife. The Library has acquired a copy of this small rarity, together with 
Moral Emblems, A Second Collection, and the two may be seen in the Department of 
Special Collections. 







See in the print, how moved by whim 
Trumpeting Jumbo, great and grim, 
Adjusts his trunk, like a cravat, 
To noose that individual's hat. 
The sacred Ibis in the distance 
Joye to observe his bold resistonce. 



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Volume 13, Number 20 July 8, 1960 

From the Librarian 

As Dean of the School of Library Service I am privileged to announce the following appointments: 

Elizabeth Baughman, Librarian II, Assistant in Cataloging instruction 

Barbara Boyd, Lecturer, Public Libraries 

Joan Crowley, Librarian II, laboratory collection of books and periodicals 

Andrew H. Horn, Assistant Dean, Associate Professor, Bibliography and Reference; Documentation 

Tatiana Keatinge, Lecturer, School Libraries 

Seymour Lubetzky, Professor, Cataloging and Classification 

Lawrence Clark Powell, Dean, Professor, Book Selection, Administration 

Frances Clarke Sayers, Lecturer, Children' s Library Work (joint appointment with English 

department) 
Ellie Schutze, Secretary 

From approximately five hundred applications, fifty full-time students have been selected for the 
opening classes in September. Remodelling of Room 300 will begin soon. 

On the evening of June 30 I took part with City Librarian Harold Hamill and County Librarian John 
Henderson in a dinner program arranged by William Hinchliff in Pacific Palisades to raise additional funds 
to help the City of Los Angeles to provide superior library service to the community. 

Last night Mr. Horn and I took part in the dedication of the new Monterey Park Public Library. 

I am grateful for the welcome I have received from the staff, and am glad and thankful to be home 
again in Malibu and the Library. 

I will be asking our new Chancellor to talk to the staff about his interest in books and libraries. Of 
all the chief administrators this campus has had since Ernest Carroll Moore, Franklin Murphy is the most 
bookish, and his appointment promises continuing support for the Library program. 



L.C.P. 



Personnel Notes 



Shirley M. Damm has been employed as a Senior Library Assistant in the Catalog Department. Miss 
Damm attended San Francisco State College and the USAF School of Administration. 



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Nola F. Carter, new Senior Account Clerk in the Acquisitions Department, Attended Ventura College. 
She was employed by the Ventura Union High School District before coming to UCLA. 

Johanna Walker has been employed by the Engineering Library as a Typist-Clerk. Miss Walker 
attended the University of Michigan. 

The following staff members have been reclassified from Librarian I to Librarian II: Antonina Bahb, 
Acquisitions Department; Anna Blustein, Engineering Library; Ralph Lyon, Catalog Department; and 
Brooke Whiting, Department of Special Collections. 

Terry Fukunaga, Catalog Department, has been reclassified from Senior Library Assistant to Principal 
Library Assistant. 

Mrs. Marilyn }. Rosenfeld, Catalog Department, has been reclassified from Senior Library Assistant 
to Secretary-Stenographer. 

Armenian Patriarch Entertained on Campus 

His Holiness, Varken I, Supreme Patriarch of the Armenian Church, was guest of honor at a luncheon 
given by Dean Dodd on Tuesday, after which Chancellor Murphy and Librarian Powell joined in showing 
the visitor and his ecclesiastical retinue the valuable collection of Armenian books presented to the 
Library by Dr. and Mrs. K. M. Khantamour, of Hollywood. 

Visitors 

Gertrude Chalmers and Laura A. Button, of Los Angeles, and Anna C. Lagergren of Traverse City, 
Michigan, visited the Library on June 22. They were shown about by Helen More. 

Bengt Danielsson, of the Bernice P. Bishop Museum, Honolulu, visited the Department of Special 
Collections on June 24 to do research for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer on the remake of the film "Mutiny on the 
Bounty." 

M. Alberta Choate, of Sacramento State College, visited the Department of Special Collections on 
June 25 to see the Children's Book Collection. 

Stewart Johnson, Head of the Research Department of The New Yorker, visited the Department of 
Special Collections on July 1 to work on materials relating to Helena Modjeska. 

David W. Heron, former UCLA staff member, now Assistant Director of Libraries at Stanford, visited 
the Library on June 27, on his way to Okinawa, where he is to be special library adviser to the University 
of the Ryukus. 

New CSEA Officers: Addendum 

In reporting in our last issue the election of Library staff members to offices in the California State 
Employees Association, we neglected to list newly-elected delegates to the General Council. They are 
Page Ackerman and Mary DeWolf. Also elected was Andrew H. Horn, of the School of Library Service. 

Gladys Graham on European Trip 

Gladys Graham has left with her husband. Professor Malbone Graham, for a six-months tour of Western 
Europe and the Baltic states. During the course of her trip she will represent Pi Lambda Theta at the 



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World Confederation of the Organizations of the Teaching Profession at Amsterdam and will act as a 
special consultant in education for the Department of Education. Until Mrs. Graham's return on February 
1 Lorraine Mathies will be Acting Head of the Education Library. 

Dean Danton on Leave 

Dean J. Periam Danton writes from Berkeley that he will be on leave for a sabbatical year abroad in 
1960-61, and that during most of the academic year his headquarters will be at the University of Gottingen 
Library, where, under a Fulbright Research Scholar Grant and a Grant-in-Aid from the ACRL, he will be 
engaged on a study of the history and current status of book selection and collecting policy in German 
university libraries. 

Professor LeRoy C. Merritt has been appointed Acting Dean of the School for the year. 

Dean Danton announces that in accordance with a recently re-activated University policy on the ro- 
tation of deans of schools and colleges, he will relinquish directorship of the School officially on June 
30, 1961. 



THE ALA-CLA CONFERENCE 

This first joint conference of the American Library Association and the Canadian Library Associa- 
tion, held in Montreal, June 19-24, was built around the theme, "Breaking Barriers— An Inquiry into the 
Forces that Affect the Flow and Utilization of Knowledge." General Sessions were punctuated with bi- 
lingual exchanges and with frequent references to common objectives of libraries north and south of the 
border. There were frequent references to significant differences in the extent and scope of library ser- 
vices in our two countries, and in varying techniques and practices. Mainly, though, the talk was of the 
ways we now cooperate, or the ways in which we might cooperate more to our mutual advantage. 

Attending the conference from UCLA were Herbert Ahn, Staff Association delegate; James Cox, par- 
ticipating in Staff Organizations Round Table activities and completing a three-year term as editor of the 
SORT Bulletin; Rudolf Engelbarts, who attended the Pre-Conference Institute on Catalog Code Revision 
and was a delegate of the Southern California Technical Services Librarians Group to the ALA Council 
on Regional Groups; Everett Moore, completing a term as representative of the Reference Services Divi- 
sion to the ALA's Program Evaluation and Budget Committee; and Elizabeth Norton, serving as a member 
of the RTSD Serials Section's Serials Policy and Research Committee and as chairman of the newly-formed 
Joint Committee to Compile a List of International Subscription Agents. She also attended the Fifth Sem- 
inar on the Acquisition of Latin American Materials held in New York prior to the ALA Conference. 

As always in our reporting of such conferences, no claim to completeness is made. Where dispropor- 
tionate attention seems to have been given to some events and little or none to others, this is a reflection 
of the limited size of our delegation and of the special interests of its members. The following are their 
reports. 

The General Speakers 

F. Cyril James, Principal of McGill University, the keynote speaker, warned that we are not moving 
fast enough to keep up with the world's technological changes and the development of new political and 
economic forces. Our language study is not deep enough to develop understanding between peoples, he 
said, remarking that we are backward in this regard as compared with the USSR. We suffer from barriers 
that have been allowed to rise between scientists and humanists, and there is a lack of understanding 



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between different cultures. But most difficult for us to surmount, he said, is the barrier between yester- 
day and today, for most of us are unwilling to exchange habits for ideas. He said that Europe and North 
America must take steps today to assure that the future leaders of Asian and African countries have their 
attitudes formed "by the warmth of friendship rather than by our patronage and suppression." 

Lewis Perinbam, Associate Secretary of the Canadian National Commission for UNESCO, one of 
three speakers at the second General Session, stressed the importance of finding a basis for communica- 
tion between the peoples of the world. The rise of Asian countries to effective power in world affairs is 
the most significant event of the present century, he said, and is, quoting Toynbee, "more explosive than 
the hydrogen bomb. 

Henry L. Roberts, Professor of History and Director of the Russian Institute at Columbia University, 
addressed himself to the subject of breaking barriers in East European countries. 

Harold Taylor, former President of Sarah Lawrence College, said that North America has not availed 
itself of the opportunity to make a fresh start in education. Speaking like a latter-day Robert Hutchins, 
he said that educational programs in schools and colleges consist of blocks of organized academic mate- 
rial that are fed to students who are not taught to think. "We have inherited the notion that the texts of 
the past carry in them the truths of the present and the future. 

"The true educator," Mr. Taylor said, "surrounds his students with a rich variety of intellectual and 
personal experience and, at its best, education is a series of private conversations in which all sham, 
pretense, and intellectual hypocrisy is stripped away and the student is free to respond with honesty to 
the intellectual and personal situation in which he finds himself." (E.T.M.) 

Association of College and Research Libraries 

Speaking before a joint meeting of the ACRL and the Canadian Library Association Research Section, 
George W. Brown, Professor of History at the University of Toronto and editor. Dictionary of Canadian 
Biography, compared Canadian and American histories, cultures, and attitudes in his talk, "North Amer- 
icanism: Our Canadian and American Patterns." His major emphasis was on the marked differences in 
Canadian and United States historical development and the major influences these differences have had 
upon Canadian attitudes toward its southern neighbor. Canada is a North American land with its own 
character, he said, largely unrelated to the United States. It does not share the revolutionary spirit, be- 
cause it became a nation through an evolutionary development which has carried into the 20th century. 
Canada led the way in the Commonwealth concept and came to nationhood through interdependence and 
association rather than by revolution and complete independence as did the United States. "Thus it is 
not surprising," Professor Brown said, "that Canada does not share the oversimplified view of imperial- 
ism of the United States." He pointed out that imperialism and exploitation are not necessarily synony- 
mous. "The Commonwealth and the emergent nations have been one of the greatest laboratories of free 
government in history." 

Historically, he said, Canada's emphasis has been on autonomy rather than sovereignty. Provin- 
cial autonomy has been a significant influence in the history of Canadian national development, bringing 
with it a different concept of nationalism than exists in the United States. 

Canada and the United States shared a westward movement and a frontier development but in much 
different forms. Some framework of law and order always preceded settlement in Canada. Professor 
Brown spoke of the "remarkable blending of public and private ownership" in the Canadian economy and 
Canada s pattern of bi-culturalism, unique on the North American continent. This blending of two cul- 
tures, he said, has for years caused Canadians to indulge in soul-searching about themselves, as to 
whether they were truly a nation. He indicated, however, that Canadians have of late become quite proud 
of this biculturalism. 



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All of these factors have influenced Canadian-American relations, and these, Professor Brown pointed 
out, while always remarkably friendly, are more subject to strain in the modern world of the 1960's in 
which Canada's own independence of action and decision is more and more restricted by the international 
facts of life. He called for greater forbearance and understanding on both sides of the border. 

Earlier in the meeting ACRL President Wyman W. Parker (Wesleyan University Library) reviewed the 
year's activities and introduced ACRL Executive Secretary Richard Harwell, who spoke on the develop- 
ment of ACRL during the past three years. (J.R.C.) 

Rare Books Section, ACRL 

The phenomenal interest in the two-year-old Rare Books Section was again demonstrated at this con- 
ference by the large attendance at its meetings. There was standing room only in the Redpath Library 
at McGill University for the program on "Collecting in the Field of Science." James T. Babb (Yale Uni- 
versity Library) presided. 

Richard Pennington, Librarian of McGill University, presenting the first paper, spoke of the need 
for greater selectivity in building special collections. He deplored the kind of packrat collecting in- 
dulged in by many research librarians (the result, he suggested, of their being uninformed about the lit- 
erature of a subject or being unable to estimate relative values of research materials). 

Jake Zeitlin, Los Angeles antiquarian bookseller, spoke of the development of the bibliography of 
the history of science and its influences on collecting and scholarship. He said that most collecting 
and study in this field has been done by amateurs and humanists, and by university libraries. Many more 
universities are now developing departments and curricula devoted to the history of science and medicine. 
He pointed out that there has been a notable lack of interest in this field among scientists themselves. 
Mr. Zeitlin mentioned many of the great landmarks in the history of science and some of the collectors, 
such as Sir William Osier and Herbert Evans, and the great academic collections, such as the Osier Library. 
He emphasized the importance of collecting first or early editions because of the unreliability of scholar- 
ship which relies on reprints or current editions alone. Hoping that his audience would not interpret his 
remarks as self-glorification he praised the contributions of booksellers for the preservation of materials 
which might otherwise be lost, for conveying these materials, and for the publication of distinguished 
catalogs and price lists in the history of science. Collaborators as well as vendors, booksellers have 
helped "guide the intellectual collector or library to a fine collection and the scholar to further knowledge. 

Bern Dibner, book collector, bibliophile, founder and director of the Burndy Library of Norwalk, 
Connecticut, spoke of the role of his library in its dedication to the history of science. He stated that 
the prime purpose of the Burndy Library is to collect and preserve the landmark books and manuscripts 
in the physical and life sciences which have announced great movements in the history of science. 
Through a remarkable collection and an annual publishing program, a student may look to this library for 
exceptionally important items. Mr. Dibner emphasized the importance of the study of the history of 
science, stating that "science has become our most vital social force. 

Following the program a buffet luncheon was served in Redpath Hall, and later, tea was served at 
the Osier Library in the Medical Building, where the members of the section enjoyed an informal social 
hour surrounded by the world-famous history of medicine and science collection gathered by Sir William 
Osier. (J.R.C.) 

List of International Subscription Agents 

The joint committee to compile a list of International Subscription Agents met in closed session, 
with Elizi^beth F. Norton (UCLA Library) presiding. The first meeting of this committee, composed of 
members of the Acquisitions and Serials Sections of RTSD, was devoted to a review of objectives and 



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to plans for work to be done in the next few months. The ultimate objective is the publication of a direc- 
tory similar to Clegg's International Directory of the World's Book Trade. (E.F.N.) 

American Library History Round Table 

Two contributions to the history of North American libraries were read by Jean-Charles Bonenfant, 
Legislative Reference Librarian of the Province of Quebec, and H. Pearson Gundy, University Librarian 
of Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario. 

M. Bonenfant's paper dealt with "The Multilateral Approach Required of French-Canadian Librarian- 
ship." In his paper "A Distinguished Ghost and the National Library of Canada," Mr. Gundy traced the 
struggle for the establishment of the National Library, from its advocacy by Sir John A. MacDonald in 
the House of Commons in April, 1883, through 1959. The National Library was established by the House 
of Commons in May, 1952, with the subsequent appointment of William Kaye Lamb as National Librarian 
in 1953. The National Library is now temporarily housed in the Records Centre Building pending con- 
struction of its new building. (H.K.A.) 

RTSD— RSD Meeting on Canadian Documents 

A symposium on Canadian public documents was presented jointly by the Resources and Technical 
Services and Reference Services Divisions, under the chairmanship of William R. Pullen (Georgia State 
College Library, Atlanta). Concerning the reference uses of these documents, Florence B. Murray (Uni- 
versity of Toronto Library School) referred to the several publications series pertaining to agriculture, 
Indian affairs. Parliamentary proceedings, business and industry, and travel, and described the important 
series of archives publications relating to Canada and the provinces. 

John H. Archer, Archivist and Legislative Librarian of Saskatchewan, pointed out that not only the 
economy but the morale of the people is reflected in Canadian documents. He checked off the numerous 
provincial publications, ranging from reports of the Crown Corporation and the Royal Commission to the 
journals, statistical compilations, gazettes, annual reports, public accounts and estimates, and informa- 
tion bulletins issued by the several provinces; and he referred also to the provincial documents, collec- 
tions and distribution agencies which handle the publications. L. E. Rowebottom, Assistant to the Do- 
minion Statistician in the Bureau of Statistics in Ottawa, spoke of his bureau as a centralized office for 
Canadian statistics. Of particular importance, he remarked, is the constant exchange of information be- 
tween his office and federal agencies in the United States, resulting in many cooperative activities. 
Paul Berry, Chief of the Serial Division, Library of Congress, wound up this program with some comments 
about present planning and development in the wider use of microforms of documents. (E.T.M.) 

Cataloging and Classification Section, RTSD 

Richard Angell (Library of Congress) presided over a meeting at which William Kaye Lamb, Dominion 
Archivist and Librarian of the National Library of Canada, discussed cataloging and bibliographical ac- 
tivities of the National Library. Without a permanent building and with an incomplete staff the Library 
has managed to build a union catalog of 4!^ million entries, it compiles and publishes the indispensable 
Current Bibliography of Canadiana, and it continues to compile valuable retrospective bibliographies. 

Wyllis Wright (Williams College Library) summarized the Code Revision Institute and forecast even- 
tual agreement on all problems in connection with the revision. Hugh Chaplin (British Museum) praised 
the strong international feeling among North American catalogers and named some areas of disagreement 
which the Organizing Committee of the International Conference on Cataloging Principles, International 
Federation of Library Associations, will consider and prepare for discussion in Paris in 1961 at the con- 
ference. 



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A membership meeting heard reports by the chairman and committee chairmen. Of special interest 
was the renewed attempt to persuade the Library of Congress to begin some degree of cataloging in 
source. The Margaret Mann Citation for distinguished contribution to cataloging and classification was 
awarded to Ruth McDonald (National Library of Medicine) for her local, national, and international ac- 
complishments in the field of cataloging. (R.E.) 

Serials Section, RTSD 

At a meeting of the RTSD Serials Section, Mrs. Mary Ellis Kahler (Library of Congress), presiding, 
F. Bernice Field (Yale University Library) reported on the program of the Joint Committee on the Union 
List of Serials. She clarified many of the questions being asked by the cooperating libraries for the re- 
porting of their holdings to the Union List of Serials, 3rd edition. No major changes will be made for the 
titles now recorded in the 2nd edition and its supplements. She said that cooperating libraries may re- 
port complete sets as corrections of previous holdings if the titles are not commonly held by other li- 
braries (i.e., titles showing fewer than ten locations). Additional titles of pre-1950 serials will be in- 
cluded in the Checking Edition of the ULS, 3rd edition. This Checking Edition is to be published in four 
parts, the first to be issued in July 1960. The deadline for this part is to be September 1960. The other 
parts will be issued at intervals allowing three months for the checking and return for reporting. 

Martha Shepard (National Library of Canada) reported on Canadi an Cooperation with the New Serial 
Titles. Dorothy Comins (Wayne State University Library) reported on "What the Proposed Revised Catalog 
Code Will Mean to Serials Librarians," a discussion of the use of corporate entries and/or title entries. 
No decision has yet been made on this controversial subject. (E.F.N.) 

Serials Policy and Research Committee, RTSD Serials Section 

Ruth Schley (National Department of Defense Library) presided over the meeting of the RTSD Serials 
Section's Serials Policy and Research Conmittee. A report was made on the Serials Section Executive 
Committee's actions on the recommendations of the Policy and Research Committee. A committee has 
been assigned to compile a list of international subscription agents and another is being formed to in- 
vestigate the acquisition of the proceedings of international congresses and conferences with no set 
headquarters. The meeting was partially devoted to a discussion of a similar project for the publications 
of "roving" U. S. congresses and conferences. The possibility of conducting a serials use study was 
also explored. (E.F.N.) 

Reference Services Division 

Samuel Rothstein, Associate Librarian of the University of British Columbia, addressing the general 
membership meeting of the Reference Services Division, urged reference librarians to give up their res- 
ervations about offering genuine "information service" to their readers, as distinguished from a middling 
reference service which stops at only pointing the way to reference sources. Public librarians, particu- 
larly, he said, should no longer be reluctant to offer such maximum service. Researchers also, he be- 
lieved, have growing needs for such assistance from librarians, not only in scientific and technical fields, 
but in the humanities and social sciences as well. He urged a full-scale experiment in offering such ex- 
tended information service in both public and university libraries, in order to determine what are the proper 
dimensions of service and the library's true responsibility for helping readers. 

Constance M. Winchell, Reference Librarian of the Columbia University Libraries, was awarded the 
Isadore Gilbert Mudge citation at this meeting. The award was established by the Reference Services 
Division in honor of the great teacher and reference librarian who had trained Miss Winchell. The cita- 
tion, read by Gerald McDonald, spoke of Miss Winchell's "close personal identification with this award,' 
and noted that she "has, with distinction, carried forward Miss Mudge's ideals and practices as a ref- 
erence librarian and has, through her assistance to Miss Mudge and later through her own frequent 



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supplements and a notable new and completely revised edition, given increased value to that bible of the 
librarian, A Guide to Reference Books." Miss Winchell received a rising ovation from the audience. 

The RSD became a "two-gavel division" at this third annual membership meeting, through the presenta- 
tion of inscribed gavels— one from the recently retired executive secretary, Cora \1. Beatty, and the other 
from the board of directors in honor of Miss Beatty. President Katharine G. Harris (Detroit Public Li- 
brary) accepted the gavels, and shortly turned them over to the president for 1960-61, Frances N. Cheney 
(Library School, George Peabody College). 

The division's new executive secretary, Ronald V. Glens, recently of the University of Idaho Library, 
was introduced to the membership by the acting executive secretary, Richard Harwell. 

"Staff Development in Reference Work" was the topic of a discussion presented jointly by the Ref- 
erence Services Division and the Reference Section of the Canadian Library Association, moderated by 
Margaret Enid Knox (University of Florida Libraries). Miss Knox noted that we are now in a drouth stage 
in reference work, and that we must find more reference librarians with genuine abilities and with a spark 
of creativity if we are to meet the needs of modern librarianship. How the situation is being met and 
what further steps are necessary were discussed by the panelists, Florence R. Van Hoesen (Syracuse 
University School of Library Service), Jeanne C. Lewis (Columbus, Ohio, Public Library), and Samuel 
Rothstein (University of British Columbia Library). 

The first two speakers described their programs of library education and in-service training, respec- 
tively, and Mr. Rothstein, speaking of university library work, urged that reference librarians be enabled 
to work more closely with faculty members in developing more effectual reference services, and that they 
participate actively in professional associations and faculty activities in order to broaden and strengthen 
their capabilities. 

"Canadian Publications and Resources in Science, Technology, and Business" were reviewed by a 
panel of Canadian librarians at a meeting sponsored by the RSD's Science, Technology and Business 
Committee. Emily Keeley, chief librarian of Industrial Cellulose Research, Ltd., gave a concise run- 
down on the principal basic reference sources of Canada. Lachlan F. MacRae, director of the Defence 
Scientific Information Service, Ottawa, spoke on documentation activities in Canada, describing the re- 
search and development programs and publications of the National Research Council and the DSIS 
("Canada's ASTIA"). The latter, he said, represents the successful cooperation of librarians and sci- 
entists, for its librarians hold classifications comparable to those of the "desk" scientists. 

William Kaye Lamb, Dominion Archivist and National Librarian of Canada, commented on the pur- 
poses of Canadiana (particularly its deliberate inclusion of many small, minor items, in order to bring 
them to the attention of special libraries) and of the Index to Canadian Periodicals. He described in de- 
tail the organization of the Canadian Union Catalogue and its demonstrated usefulness (75 per cent of 
its requests being filled, from its stock of 7,500,000 books) and of the Archives, which offers the rare 
convenience of 24-hour service. (E.T.M.) 

Library Education Division 

"Equivalencies, Reciprocity— Evaluating Comparative Library Education in Canada, Great Britain 
and the United States" was the subject of a panel discussion at a meeting co-sponsored by the Canadian 
Library Association Library Education Committee, the ALA-LAD Personnel Administration Section, the 
Association of American Library Schools, and the LED Teachers Section. The controversial topic drew 
a large and lively audience. Frances Lander Spain, President of LED, presided and presented the Pro- 
gram Chairman, Rev. James J. Kortendick, S.S. (School of Library Science, Catholic University of Amer- 
ica), who spoke briefly on the problems faced in attempting to equate professional qualifications between 
countries. 



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The keynote speaker was Harold Lancour (Graduate School of Library Science, University of Illinois), 
who reviewed past attempts to equate professional qualifications between the U. S., Canada, and Great 
Britain. The problem is not so much between schools and libraries of the U. S. and Canada, which gen- 
erally adhere to U. S. standards of accreditation and certification, as between those of Great Britain and 
the U. S. and Canada. Mr. Lancour held that the principal difference in standards is in the amount of 
general and professional education required in Great Britain to gain professional standing as a librarian. 
It is less than and different from that required in the U. S. and as such is not equivalent for purposes of 
permanent hiring. He reviewed the work of the ad hoc committee appointed by the Board of Education 
for Librarianship under which Mr. Lancour had been instructed as early as 1956 to continue negotiations 
looking toward the preparation of a paper outlining basic standards of certification of U. S., British, and 
Canadian librarians. Out of a meeting of the Committee in Urbana in late 1959 came a statement of prin- 
ciples and standards which the Committee recommended be accepted by the library associations of the 
U. S., Canada, and Great Britain. With particular regard to British librarians, the statement called for 
recognition as minimum standards of a bachelor's or master's degree from an approved British university, 
one year of study at one of the ten library schools approved by the Library Association, and possession 
of the Associateship of the Library Association. 

Mrs. Spain was moderator of the panel. Rev. Edmond Desrochers, S.J. (Maison Bellarmin, Montreal) 
mentioned that while French-speaking Canada has its own system of education and library schools, it 
recognizes the standards now generally used in English Canada. He stated that the Canadian Library 
Association is going to send a brief to the administrations of Canadian universities regarding accredita- 
tion and certification, based on the Urbana Statement of the ad hoc committee. 

Robert H. Blackburn (University of Toronto Library) presented the situation in Canada from the em- 
ployer's standpoint, stating that it must be assumed that a university education is the proper basis for 
professional standards. He mentioned his recent experience in turning down job applicants whose educa- 
tion, whether in Canada, Great Britain, or Europe, did not measure up to Ontario standards. He pointed 
out, however, that this action would not be taken everywhere in Canada. Librarianship is young in Canada 
and certification is almost entirely a provincial matter. While he agreed that a list of various British 
certificates that are now acceptable for entrance to graduate standing in U. S. universities would be val- 
uable, he urged that the standards Mr. Lancour would apply in giving approval to the ten "approved' li- 
brary schools in Great Britain be made more clear. 

John Clement Harrison (School of Librarianship, Manchester College of Science and Technology) 
asked liis audience to consider the situation as it now is on both sides of the Atlantic. He felt that the 
entire matter of equivalency and reciprocity has been bogged down in too much detail. "Never has a sub- 
ject been talked about so much, and so little done." He stated that, while university enrollment in Great 
Britain has doubled since 1939, the British system has been based on traditional methods of preparation 
and many British librarians have obtained their professional training through the profession. He pointed 
out that it would be a long time before all or most of the professional library training in Great Britain is 
on tlie post-graduate level. It may be that no real equation is possible now. He asked what could be done 
in the meantime to "'break the barriers" of discrimination and suggested wider acceptance of the Fellow- 
ship of the Library Association (F.L.A.) as indicative of broader training. 

Irving Lieberman (School of Librarianship, University of Washington) concluded the discussion by 
reiterating that there was common agreement in the United States that the minimum educational standards 
for professional librarians must be (1) five years of education following secondary school, and (2) a broad 
general university education prior to the fifth year. (J.R.C.) 

Recruiting Committee, Library Administration Division 

Under tiie chairmanship of Myrl Ricking (Milwaukee Public Library) the Recruiting Committee of the 
Library Administration Division presented reports on the recruiting programs of the Louisiana, North 
Carolina, and Canadian Library Associations. 



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James S. Cookston (Louisiana State Library) described the first year of a two-year Louisiana pro- 
gram being conducted with the aid of funds provided by the Library Services Act. He stated that some 
success has been achieved but that it is still too early to ascertain what the long-term results will be. 
Under Mr. Cookston's full-time direction the program has concentrated on the widest possible coverage 
of the state through all media of communication. Attempts have been made to reach high school and col- 
lege students, friends of libraries, librarians, and publicity groups. Mr. Cookston has toured all of the 
colleges in Louisiana. Representatives of the program have appeared at Career and Vocational Emphasis 
Days and have made speeches before student teacher groups and college social organizations. Up-to-date 
recruiting material, scholarship information and publicity has been widely distributed, with special em- 
phasis placed on keeping the files of vocational counselors current. Newspapers, radio, and television 
have been used a great deal, but he stated that much more work needs to be done with various organiza- 
tions throughout the state. 

The North Carolina Pilot Project was described by Hoyt Galvin (Charlotte & Mecklenburg County 
Library), who is the chairman of the North Carolina Council on Librarianship. The program has been 
financed by grants of $5,000 from the American Textbook Publishers Institute and $1,000 from the North 
Carolina Library Association. The North Carolina Council on Librarianship was founded in September 
1958 and a program committee appointed to adopt and augment the recruiting program. Various means have 
been used to put forward the program— "person-to-person networks," speakers bureaus, action committees 
for recruitment of high school and college students, letters and packets for guidance directors, and an un- 
usual Recruitment of Adults Committee. A pamphlet has also been published on the opportunities in li- 
brarianship. 

June E. Munro (CLA) and J. W. Pilton (Edmonton Public Library) described the five-year recruitment 
campaign in Canada sponsored by the CLA Recruitment Liaison Committee. Now approaching the end of 
its third year, the campaign has been actively supported throughout Canada. Recruitment committees and 
sub-committees have been founded in each province. Pamphlets on "Librarianship as a Career" and "Pre- 
paring for a Career have been published. One of the major projects has been production of a documentary 
film, forty-one prints of which have been sent to the United States. 

Mr. Pilton spoke of the serious problem Canada has in keeping its trained librarians. Seventy li- 
brarians per year are produced at Canada's two lib* dry schools, but thirty-five of these per year go to the 
United States. He mentioned the importance of good liaison with Canadian libraries through university 
and public library recruitment sections, and of the success he had had with talks at Career Days. (J.R.C.) 

Staff Organizations Round Table 

Over 200 people attended a Staff Organizations Round Table meeting to hear a panel discussion on 
the question "Where Do Staff Association Responsibilities End and Administration Responsibilities Begin 
in Personnel Questions?" SORT Chairman Walter Allen (Dayton Public Library) welcomed the delegates 
and visitors, introduced the new SORT Steering Committee, and turned the meeting over to the panel mod- 
erator, Hilda Miller (Cleveland Public Library). She indicated that the literature on the question under 
discussion was vague and unsatisfactory but in general gave the impression that the staff association 
should serve as liaison but should not participate in administration. 

Edwin Castagna (newly-appointed Director of the Enoch Pratt Free Library), representing the admin- 
istration view, stated that it was impossible to answer the question as posed because personnel work 
covers such a broad spectrum of administrative problems. There are bound to be conflicts and, although 
the boss must be the boss, the staff needs recognition. "In these conflict situations," he said, "it is 
necessary to arrive at a settlement acceptable to both sides." He cited the accomplishments of trade 
unionism as one example of gain through "healthy conflict." Administration must have control, not per- 
haps absolute, over selection, supervision, promotion, and dismissal of employees. Shared with the staff 
association should be the formulation of personnel policy. In the case of disagreements administration 
must make the final decisions. 



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Catherine Suber (Dayton Public Library), giving the views of the staff association, felt that the prob- 
lem is not where staff association responsibility ends but where it starts and how to start it. She stated 
that it must start in the director's office with an "atmosphere of permissiveness." As examples of the way 
staff associations can aid administration in personnel matters she cited the collection of information, the 
listing of needed changes in staff policy, and training in standards of performance through staff meeting 
programs. 

James R. Cox, also representing the staff association viewpoint, emphasized the importance of the 
existence of a 'good climate" between staff and administration in order that good relations, communica- 
tion, and cooperation are able to be nurtured and developed. But even in good situations the staff associa- 
tion has an obligation to itself and administration to be well-organized and to provide on its part the ne- 
cessary channels through which staff may reach administration on welfare and policy matters. Without 
such organization the staff association in the presumably happy library may become content and self- 
satisfied and soon may loose contact with its own members as well as with administration. The good 
climate" will wither without constant nourishment. 

The importance of the assertion of leadership was emphasized by Erwin J. Gaines (Boston Public 
Library), speaking for administration, who stated that if the staff association does not do this it is not 
engaging in its proper function. He cautioned his audience not to expect things that have worked in other 
libraries necessarily to work in their own. He said that the staff association may be helpful in working 
with administration in some personnel problems, such as improvement of working conditions, but cannot 
help and may even do harm in situations involving personnel grievances and work performance standards. 

A lengthy period of questions and discussion from the floor followed, demonstrating the interest in 
this subject engendered by the provocative title. 

At the SORT Business Meeting, Herbert Ahn attended as the delegate from the UCLA Library Staff 
Association and James Cox gave his final annual report as editor of the SORT Bulletin. (J.R.C.) 

International Relations Round Table 

"50,000 Miles of Libraries," the report given by Raynard Swank, Director of ALA's International Re- 
lations Office, was warmly received by several hundred librarians interested in library affairs around the 
world. 

Mr. Swank told of his visits during the past year to the Fiji Islands, Indonesia, the Philippines, Taiwan, 
Japan and Korea, and to many other far points, and of the work of the IRO. He stated that the Interna- 
tional Relations Office should be free of administrative responsibilities, since the director must spend 
the majority of his time traveling to obtain first-hand information from a variety of individuals and organi- 
zations that might affect or influence the establishment, growth, and development of libraries in a given 
area. The administration of a particular program is left to other sections of ALA. 

The emphasis of the International Relations Office s work has been on study and planning. It has 
found that for the proper development of a library system in any country three factors are important: (1) 
the establishment of economic and social conditions to make libraries desirable; (2) the building of li- 
braries themselves;- and (3) the growth of the library profession. 

Library education is also of great interest to the IRO. Mr. Swank pointed out the need for transla- 
tions of library texts and literature for use abroad and the need for short refresher courses for those who 
have already had basic library training. 

In concluding his report, he stated that the goals of this office are long-range. Results are often not 
immediately evident and there is no room for impatience in the work of the International Relations Office. 
(H.K.A.) 



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Sins of the Editors 

Speaking to a captivated audience of several 
liundred editors and kindred souls, Sol. \'I. Malkin, 
editor and publislier of Antiquarian Bookman, held 
forth at a meeting of the Library Periodicals Round 
Table on "The Seven Deadly Sins of Library Period- 
icals." The audience lost count of the number of 
brandies he poured himself and the stogies he con- 
sumed during this extraordinary session, and Mr. 
Malkin lost count of the sins he set out to enumer- 
ate. He appeared toward the end to have got up 
to about thirteen, but this was not certain, for sins 
and virtues were intermingled as he alternately 
warned and exhorted his listeners. "Keep it clean! 
he pleaded, in urging simple format, without dis- 
tracting ornamentation. (He decried the use of long 
lines of type across a wide page, asserting that 
they try the patience of the busy reader.) 

Book accessions, he said, should come ahead 
of all other items in a library newsletter. This is 
basic and primary, and should never, never be pre- 
ceded by administrative (or other!) matter. (The 
Library of Congress and Northwestern University 
were commended for practicing this canon. LC had 



earlier been chided for fussy format in its Informa- 
tion Bulletin.) 

"Don't mix fact and opinion," Mr. Malkin 
warned. This, he regretted, is an all-too-common 
sin. But: '^Do use controversial material; do 
speak out against censorship in any form; do 
give sources of information ('don't take in each 
other's washing')." ""Don't play god," said Mr. 
Malkin, pleading for editorial candor. 

Editors should avoid blandness in their 
periodicals by allowing readers to talk back. 
They should also, Mr. Malkin said, not be afraid 
to edit or rewrite copy; but, in answer to a ques- 
tion, he agreed that the editor who insists on 
rewriting a well-written piece is something of 
a cad. The speech, published unchanged as 
an article, came in for a sound thumping. 

Neither brandy nor sins had given out when 
Mary Ann Malkin's alarm clock signalled the 
end of the race, for this editor's editor was not 
about to run afoul of that well-known fourteenth 
sin of prolixity. (H.K.A. and E.T.M.) 



Circulation Services Committee 

The ad hoc Circulation Services Committee, under the chairmanship of Henry Birnbaum (Brooklyn 
College Library) held two meetings during the week. At the first, following a membership business 
meeting, Mr. Birnbaum himself described the new IBM Circulation Control System recently installed at 
the Brooklyn College Library. The system is a remarkable combination of call card and transaction 
card and makes full use of machine methods for sorting, arranging, filing, and refiling of cards, and for 
the retrieval of various types of information and statistics. The IBM Corporation has recently published 
the detailed description of this system, written by Mr. Birnbaum. 

At the second meeting Warren B. Kuhn (Princeton University Library) described the new borrower's 
identification system at his library. These identification cards are plastic, similar to credit cards and 
are imprinted by an Addressograph machine. The cards are used throughout the campus, not merely in 
the library. A remarkable aspect of the development of this system at Princeton was the selling job 
which Mr. Kuhn had to do in order to interest the university departments in adopting these cards. The 
speaker reminded his audience that heretofore Princeton had not even used ordinary paper-stock library 
cards. 



While this meeting was in progress a petition was before the ALA Executive Board requesting that 
a Circulation Services Committee be formed officially. At this writing it is not known whether the peti- 
tion was approved. (J.R.C.) 



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Institute on Catalog Code Revision 

The second Institute on Catalog Code Revision was held in Redpath Hall at McGill University in 
Montreal, from June 13-17. Approximately 250 catalogers attended the Institute which was sponsored 
by the Cataloging and Classification Section of the ALA Resources and Technical Services Division, 
the Cataloguing Section of the Canadian Library Association, and McGill University. Several prominent 
librarians from abroad attended, among whom were Arthur Hugh Chaplin (British Museum), Paul l^oindron 
(Chef du Service Technique de la Direction des Bibliotheques de France), Ludwig Sickmann (Dozent 
Library School, Cologne), and Mme. Nadya Lavrova (All-Union Book Chamber, USSR). Wyllis E. Wright 
(Williams College Library), Chairman of the Catalog Code Revision Committee, RTSD Cataloging and 
Classification Section, was Institute chairman. 

Copies of the June 1960 Draft Code of rules for author and title entries, written for the code Revi- 
sion Committee by Seymour Lubetzky (Library of Congress), as well as copies of working papers on all 
important problems of entry written by the best brains in the cataloging profession, had been received 
by participants in advance of the Institute. These papers were summarized at each meeting whereupon 
discussion ensued. Mr. Lubetzky presented a paper on Fundamentals of Cataloging. He was followed 
by David Watkins (Yale University Library) who gave the Reference Viewpoint on Code Revision. Then 
followed papers on Works of Personal Authorship, by Ruth F. Strout (Graduate Library School, Univer- 
sity of Chicago); Personal Names, by Katharine L. Ball (Library School, University of Toronto); Works 
of Corporate Authorship, by Audrey Smith (Free Library of Philadelphia); Corporate Names, by Arnold 
Trotier (University of Illinois Library); Government Publications, by Bella Schachtman (U. S. Depart- 
ment of Agriculture Library); and Works Entered Under Title, by Jennette Hitchcock (Stanford University 
Libraries). Sumner Spalding (Library of Congress) summarized his paper, written with Olivia Faulkner 
(LC), on an experiment in the application of the revised rules. Paul Kebabian (New York Public Li- 
brary), substituting for Maurice Tauber, joined with Robert Kingery (NYPL) in a discussion of the Prob- 
lems of Changing from the Old Rules to the New. 

Mr. Wright and Mr. Lubetzky had the floor at the beginning and conclusion of the meetings to out- 
line the purpose, procedure and problems of revision, and to attempt to put the finishing strokes on un- 
finished business, as well as to raise some unanswered questions. There were also some "free-for-all" 
meetings, comments, criticisms, questions, and suggestions from the floor. 

The first Institute was held at Stanford University two years ago. The Montreal Institute will be 
followed by an international meeting in Paris next year. There is no longer any disagreement on prin- 
ciples and objectives, and even on a great number of details a very definite improvement over the situa- 
tion at Stanford was observable. There were still doubts about names with prefixes, about the use of 
form headings, such as Constitution; Treaties, etc., and about preference for entry either under corpo- 
rate body or under name of responsible official. However, the members of the Code Revision Committee 
as well as Mr. Lubetzky himself have open minds and it should not be impossible to hammer out rules 
which can serve every kind of library, and which are acceptable to all, even though some of them may 
have to be phrased in permissive terminology. 

Mr. Lubetzky, with indefatigable labor, penetrating logic, and praiseworthy practicality, has given 
us a new edition of the rules which will bring order out of the confusion in which we are floundering now. 
His name will be remembered with respect by librarians for decades to come, along with those of Panizzi 
and Cutter. It is to be hoped that he will see this great task through to completion, for much remains 
to be done and many special sections are yet to be written, although the basic elements are all present. 
(R.E.) 



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Neal Harlow: "... nor any idle silence . . ." 



Powell & Powell: "Dear Ben . . ." 




Sweetly 



)lenin 



moments 



at Montreal 



E. T. M. and Howard Haycraft ("Di-ar J .'lin- 



July 8, 1960 131 

Library Literature Award to Miss Fiske 

Marjorie Fiske Lowenthal was granted the first Library Literature Award at the ALA-CLA conference 
for her survey, Book Selection and Censorship, published last year by the University of California Press. 
The award was established to honor an outstanding contribution to library literature by an American li- 
brarian during the previous year. The donor is the Scarcecrow Press. 

"Book Selection and Censorship," according to the citation, "will influence all librarianship. It 
will serve in interpreting the goals of librarianship to students entering the profession. It will guide 
library staffs in their daily work. It will be an inspiration to the many librarians working alone in small 
communities. 

John Cotton Dana Awards 

Howard Haycraft, President of the H. W. Wilson Company, presented certificates to winning libraries 
in the John Cotton Dana Publicity Awards Contest for 1960 at the company's annual tea. Everett Moore 
received the UCLA Library's award in Mr. Powell's absence. The Library was the winner in the college 
and university group, receiving a citation for its "dedication to the principle that the book is important, 
and for the skill with which this point of view is presented." 

Other Southern California winners were the public libraries of Glendale, Pasadena, and Riverside. 

Final Ceremonies and Honors 

A California flavor was given to the proceedings at the closing General Session. It was here that 
Mr. Powell was given the first Clarence Day Award, established last year by the American Textbook 
[Publishers Institute. It was conferred for outstanding work in encouraging the love of books and read- 
ing. Responding to President Benjamin Powell's presentation and Milton Lord's reading of the citation, 
Mr'. I'uwell delivered a six-word speech of thanks that was readily quotable an hour or so later. "Dear 
Hen: Good Lord! Great Day!" he said. 

Receiving the Dewey Medal honoring recent creative professional achievement, was Harriet E. Howe, 
retired dean of the University of Denver's library school, who served several years ago as acting di- 
rector of the School of Library Science at USC. 

Installed as President of the American Library Association was Mrs. Frances L. Spain, Coordinator 
of Children's Services in the New York Public Library, and former assistant director of the library school 
at SC. In her address entitled "Upon the Shining Mountains," she said that the library's role with chil- 
dren should encourage openness of attitude, intellectual curiosity, and desire for enlightenment by 
speeding the exchange of ideas and flow of knowledge in the community. 

Neal Harlow, former Assistant Librarian at UCLA, and now University Librarian at British Columbia, 
was installed as President of the Canadian Library Association. He said in his address, which he called 
"Every Idle Silence," "If, as library associations, we are to break some of the barriers to knowledge 
which beset us, we shall need to sift critically our primary objectives and concentrate upon the library 
functions which will achieve our selected goals. In making the necessary adjustments in our expecta- 
tions, we might follow the lead of the U. S. Air Force which recently announced with fine candor that it 
did not expect to attain the speed of light." 

Mr. Harlow outlined "some notable propositions to which librarians should commit themselves in or- 
der to narrow and sharpen their sometimes distended vision." Whether libraries will be bridges or barriers 
will be determined by the librarians themselves, he said. "Let no indecision or thoughtlessness on our 
part, nor any idle silence place the issue in jeopardy." (E.T.M.) 



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Fifth Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Materials 

Elizabeth F. Norton attended the meetings of the Seminar on her way to Montreal and brings us the 
following report; 

Sixty-nine participants attended the sessions of the Fifth Seminar on the Acquisition 
of Latin American Materials, hel d at the New York Public Library from June 14-16. The 
organizing committees met on June 14. I was invited to attend the meeting of the Commit- 
tees on Mexican, Argentine, and Chilean Acquisitions and the Exchange of Publications. 

On June 15 participants were welcomed by Joseph Groesbeck of the UN Library and Edward 
G. Freehafer of the New York Public Library. Mrs. Dorothy B. Keller, Head of Acquisitions 
on the Berkeley campus, moderated the meeting, at which progress reports on the recommenda- 
tions of preceding seminars were heard. 

On June 16 A. Curtis Wilgus, President of the Inter-American Bibliographical and Library 
Association, moderated the morning meeting, which was devoted to the consideration of prob- 
lems of acquisitions from the Caribbean Islands. James W. Henderson, Assistant to the di- 
rector of the New York Public Library, was the Moderator for the afternoon meeting on prob- 
lems related to the exchange of publications in the Americas. Various special reports were 
heard, including a Report on the Latin American Cooperative Acquisitions Project, by Hettie 
Lee Benson; Report on the Official Gazettes Available on Microfilm at the NYPL; Periodicals 
Published in Puerto Rico, by Frederick E. Kidder; Report on Microfilm Obtained from UNESCO's 
Microfilm Mobile Unit, by Ernesto de la Torre Villar; and West Indian Periodicals Currently 
Received by the University of Florida Libraries, by Irene Zimmerman. 

On the evening of June 16 the final meeting was held to present a summary of the resolu- 
tions and the conclusions of the Seminar. Marietta Daniels (Pan American Union Library), 
Permanent Secretary of the Seminars, was Moderator. Among the resolutions were the follow- 
ing: That, in view of the interest of the Seminar in Farmington Plan coverage of Latin Amer- 
ican resources, and of the incompleteness of information assembled on Farmington Plan par- 
ticipation, a review be made of the matter before final assignments are made; and, that the 
entire matter of a traveling agent on a cooperative basis for the acquisition of Latin American 
materials be delayed until the Sixth Seminar and that the thanks of the Seminar be extended to 
Stechert-Hafner, Inc., for having taken the initial step in this matter. 

The Committee on Cooperative Periodical Indexing was commended for its work in connec- 
tion with the compilation of an index to current Latin American Periodicals. This project has 
advanced to the point where direct negotiations between the sponsoring institutions, the New 
York Public Library and the Pan American Union, and prospective publishers are required. 

The Seminar expressed its interest in and support of the project of the R. R. Bowker 
Company to compile and publish a comprehensive list of books published in Latin America. 
It was also requested that the United Nations Library and the New York Public Library Co- 
operative Project on the Microfilming of Official Gazettes be extended to cover all Latin 
American Countries. 



Picture credits on page 130: upper row, left and right, Federal Photos, Montreal; lower, B & I 
Photography, Montreal. 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los 
Angeles 24. Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Editor, this issue: James 
R. Cox. Contributors to this issue: Page Ackerman, Herbert K. Ahn, Rudolf Engelbarts, Sue Folz, 
Andrew Horn, Elizabeth F. Norton, and Brooke Whiting. 



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Volume 13, Number 21 July 22, 1960 



From the Librarian 

To Mr. O'Brien and his staff . offer congratulations for the new record of accessions in a single year: 
91,069. This exceeds by 9,428 the total of 81,641 for 1958-59, which was itself a record year. Campus 
library resources as of June 30 totaled 1,468,604 volumes. 

The growth in number of serials received is also notable. With an increase of 1,390 over the total 
for 1958-59, the number received as of June 30, not including duplicate copies, was 20,759. 

For some years now, as annual statistical reports have shown, the UCLA Library has ranked high 
among American universities in the number of volumes added annually and in the number of serials re- 
ceived. While not ranking among the top few in size (we have been in fifteenth place for three years), 
our rate of growth has put us among the first five. 

Keyes D. Metcalf returned last week for several days to meet with local and statewide university 
personnel and representatives from the Department of Finance in .Sacramento. Under discussion were 
Mr. Metcalf's recommendations for the North Campus Library and utilization of the present building, and 
it is now hoped that financing will follow when the Legislature meets in February. 

Items purchased by me in Tokyo, Zurich, Paris, Amsterdam, and London and other British cities, 
are now arriving daily. Miss Rosenberg is in charge of their distribution. I bought throughout the fields 
of learning— books, pamphlets, prints, pictures, manuscripts— even microfilms— and I believe good value 
was had for the money spent. 



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Example of Quality 



In his "Summing Up" of his thirty-eight years at UCLA, in his final letter From the Chancellor' s 
Desk, retiring Chancellor Vern 0. Knudsen cites among several examples of the achievement of academic 
quality and scholarly distinction at UCLA the University Library— "under the leadership of Dr. Lawrence 
Clark Powell, winner of the American Library Association's newly-created Clarence Day Award, it has 
become the largest undergraduate and research library in the Southwest. It has 1,400,000 books and is 
15th in size in the United States. With Dr. Powell as dean, we are starting a School of Library Service 
this fall with 50 students— selected from 500 applicants." 



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Personnel Notes 

Cornelia 0. Balogh, Librarian I, a new member of the Catalog Department, formerly taught high schooi 
in Hungary. She received her A.B. and M.L.S. at the University of Southern California. 

Joseph F. Gantner, Librarian I, has joined the staff of the Biomedical Library. He holds a Master 
of Zoology and Master of Library Science degrees from the University at Berkeley, and has had experience 
in high school and junior college teaching. 

Leonard C. Hymen, Librarian I, a new member of the Acquisitions Department, received his A.B. in 
Anthropology at UCLA and his M.S. in Library Science at the University of Southern California. 

Ying J. Ting, Librarian I, a new Cataloger in the Engineering Library, attended Fuh-tan University 
in Shanghai and is a graduate of UCLA and the SC School of Library Science. Mr. Ting has been employed 
as a cartographer at the University of Southern California Engineering Center. 

Peter Warshaw, Librarian L who has joined the Reference Department, is a graduate of UCLA and 
the School of Librarianship on the Berkeley campus. He studied at the Army Language School at Mon- 
terey and worked for a year in the American Embassy in Athens. 

The following have also joined the Library staff: 

Beverly M. Ames, Senior Library Assistant, Catalog Department; Mary ]. Barker, Senior Library 
Assistant, Catalog Department; Rita M. Berner, Senior Clerk, Acquisitions Department; Mrs. Sally Empey, 
Senior Library Assistant, Business Administration Library; Charles W. Fry, Senior Library Assistant, 
Department of Special Collections; Lawrence Garfield, Senior Library Assistant, Institute of Industrial 
Relations Library; Mrs. Sally A. Gogin, Senior Library Assistant, Reference Department; Mrs. Guinevere 
Newman, Senior Library Assistant, Biomedical Library; and Evelyn Webber, Senior Library Assistant, 
Engineering Library. 

Richard L. Gercken has been promoted from Clerk to Senior Library Assistant in the Circiilation 
Department. 

Judith Stanford, student assistant in the Circulation Department, has been promoted to Senior Library 
Assistant. 

Morton G. Zimmerman has been promoted from Clerk in the Circulation Department to Senior Library 
Assistant in the Catalog Department. 

Children's Gomes on Exhibit 

Jig-saw puzzles, cards and other devices for telling fortunes and the future, spelling blocks, alpha- 
bets, peep shows, phantoscopes (early forerunner of the motion picture), and a magic lantern with colored 
slides, recently acquired in mint condition from a shop in England where it had reposed, unsold, on the 
shelf for over sixty years, are among the lovely objects now on display in the Main Library's exhibit of 
early 19th century children's games. All are from the Department of Special Collections, having been 
acquired as adjuncts to its ever-growing Children's Book Collection. 

The exhibit will be shown during the rest of the summer. 



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Crime on the Border 

Though Betty Rosenberg was not wearing her official Levi's and western shirt (courtesy of Levi 
Strauss Company) when this candid shot was taken at the Seventh Annual Convention of The Western 

Writers of America, at Elko, Nevada, June 20-23, 
she assures us that she did attend the meetings 
and that the action pictured here took place be- 
tween meetings, when there wasn't time to get 
back into the swimming pool. She informs us re- 
assuringly that the tax bite from these notorious 
instruments is used to benefit schools and libraries, 
and that she tried to give some of it back. 

Miss Rosenberg reported to the WWA on the 
progress of the archive of the WWA and its members 
which was begun two years ago. Deposited in our 
Department of Special Collections are many of the 
official papers of the WWA and books, manuscripts, 
and papers of the members. 




Visitors 

Visiting scholars' offices in the Chemistry Library are being occupied this summer by Elaine Millar, 
formerly of the Pergamon Press, and U'. H. Stockmayer, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a 
visiting lecturer in the summer session. 

G. E. Okeke, Minister of Education, and U'. N. Okezie, also of the Ministry of Education of Eastern 
Nigeria, visited the Government Publications Room on July 1. 

Mrs. Fanny Hagin Mayer, teacher of English at the Tokyo Gakugei University, is using folklore 
materials in the Library during her leave in this country. 

Professor Seville Rogers, of the University of Birmingham, visited the Department of Special Col- 
lections on July 7 with Professor Hugh Dick to see the Sadleir Collection of 19th Century Fiction and 
other rarities. 

Charles Laughton visited the Agriculture Library on July 13 with his gardener, Mr. Ross, to discuss 
with Professor Stoutemyer the varieties of lilies that might be naturalized on Mr. Laughton's hillside 
estate in Hollywood. He revealed himself to have been at one time a member of the Royal Horticultural 
Societv. 



Mrs. Vilhelmina F. Greene, of \^ inter Park, Florida, author of Flowers of the South, Native and Ex- 
otic, is spending much of the summer in the Agriculture Library drawing the botanical illustrations and 
gathering material on plants to be included in her next book, on tropicals that can be grown in Florida, 
which she is illustrating and co-authoring with Mary Noble. 



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Mrs. Tollman to Participate in Information Course 

Johanna Tallman will be one of the lecturers for the intensive two-week mathematical logic course, 
"Information Storage and Retrieval" (Mathematics X 459AB), to be offered from September 26 to October 7 
under the joint sponsorship of Physical Sciences Extension and Engineering Extension, on the Los 
Angeles campus. The course will include description of the present state of the field of information 
storage and retrieval and its relationship to general information systems (libraries, accounting, transla- 
tion, etc.). The instructor will be Robert M. Hayes, Vice President and Scientific Director of the Electrada 
Corporation, Beverly Hills. F'urther information about the course may be obtained at the Reference Desk, 
or from Department K, University Extension. 

Since first offering this course last September, at UCLA, Mr. Hayes has conducted it at the American 
University, in Washington, D. C; and he will conduct it at the University of Washington for two weeks 
this summer, starting next Monday. 

Staff Writings 

A review by Gordon Stone of the Dover recording of Invitation to German Poetry, edited by G. Mathieu 
and G. Stern, read by Lotte Lenya, appears in Library Journal's "Nonmusical Recordings" section, July 
1960. 

Brief reviews by Charlotte Georgi and Walther Liebenow appear in "New Books Appraised" in the 
same issue. Both are regular contributors to this department of L/. 

The Music Librarian in 1960 

"... But there is one ingredient that underlies all of the activities of a music librarian and sets 
him apart from his colleagues in the library world ... A music librarian is essentially a musician, a 
musician in the widest sense of the term, although there may be times when the pressure of his duties 
makes him feel quite remote from any active involvement in the art. To be a musician is not merely a 
matter of knowledge or training, it is the capacity for a certain type of aesthetic experience. That ca- 
pacity may be exercised in performance, it may be enhanced by study or by intelligent listening; but there 
is no point at which a music librarian's pursuit of musical knowledge and experience can be declared 
complete. When he ceases to grow toward greater mastery and understanding of the art of music, he will 
lose his effectiveness as the library's representative of that art." (Vincent Duckies, Associate Professor 
of Music, and Head of the Music Library on the Berkeley campus, in his Introduction to the April 1960 
issue of Library Trends devoted to "Music Libraries and Librarianship," which he edited.) 

One of Our Campuses is Missing 

Delivered unhesitatingly to UCLA was a periodical from Karnatak University, Dharivar, India, ad- 
dressed to: 

The l^ibrarian 
University of California 

Los Angeles, Davis, San Francisco, Riverside, 
La Jolla, Santa Barbara, Mt. Hamilton, U.S.A. 

Clearly some effort is needed to let our correspondents know that we now have a campus at Berkeley 
also. 



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CLA Address Published 

Five Images of Germany; Half a Century of American Views on German History, by Henry Cord Meyer, 
recently issued as Publication Number 27 of the Service Center for Teachers of History, a Service of the 
American Historical Association, is an expansion of the author's address at a meeting held several years 
ago at Claremont of the Southern District of the California Library Association. A bibliography has been 
added. Mr. Meyer is Professor of History at Pomona College and the Claremont Graduate School. 

Ann Yuki Zumwinkie 

A daughter, Ann Yuki, was born on July 10 to the Richard Zumwinkles. 

Library Entertains Honors Students 

Forty-one 11th and 12th grade honors students, enrolled in two six-week summer classes in "Ad- 
vanced Literary Analysis and Expository Writing" centered at Reseda and Washington High Schools, vis- 
ited the Library on July 7 and 18. These students, selected from several high schools for their particular 
interest in literature and the arts, were accompanied by their teachers, Mr. Anselm C. Brocki, Jr., of 
Reseda High School, and Mrs. Dorothy Buck of Washington High School. 

In addition to the regular tour of service points, conducted by Barbara Kornstein and Paul Bonnet of 
the College Library, Miss Lodge and Mrs. Kirschenbaum gave short lectures on the use of the reference 
collection, and Mr. Whiting arranged an exhibit of contemporary manuscript materials in the Department 
of Special Collections. At the end of each tour, Mr. Powell met with the students in his office, and 
talked to them informally about books, students, and libraries. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los 
Angeles 24. Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: Richard Zumwinkie. Contributors to this issue: 
Page Ackerman, Sue Folz, Dora M. Gerard, Hilda M. Gray, Norah E. Jones, Dorothy Mitchell, Richard 
O'Brien, Betty Rosenberg, Brooke Whiting. 



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Volume 13, Number 22 August 5, 1960 



From the Librarian 

I was in Berkeley two days last week for a meeting of the Library Council. The discussions were 
warmer than the weather. 

This is my month to vacation, mostly at home, gardening, painting, with report and article writing for 
relaxation. 

Our annual open house for the staff and other friends will be on Sunday, August 28. Invitations will 
be mailed soon; in the meantime, please mark your calendars, those of you who are in town at the time. 

L.C.P. 

Personnel Notes 

Barbara }. Armstrong. Librarian 1, has joined the staff of the Engineering Library. Miss Armstrong 
graduated from the University's Berkeley campus and from the School of Library Science at SC. She worked 
for several years on the editorial staff of Science magazine, and was later employed by the Donner Labora- 
tory at Berkeley as an administrative assistant to the director. 

Thomas D. Higdon, Librarian 1, has replaced Lorna Wiggins in the Biomedical Library. He received 
his B.A. from the University of Oklahoma, and, since graduating from the Columbia University School of 
Library Service, has been employed by the Library of the Los Angeles County Medical Association, where 
he last served as Head of the Technical Processing Department. 

Mrs. Charlotte R. Cosby, Senior Account Clerk in the Acquisitions Department, replaces Nola Carter 
who transferred to Dykstra Hall. Mrs. Cosby has studied at the University's Berkeley and Davie campuses. 

Ruth V/oods has been reclassified to Principal Library Assistant in the IIR Library. 

Arthur Wilson has been reclassified from Laboratory Assistant to Photographer in the Photographic 
Department. 

Resignations have been received from Mrs. Louise A. Stahl, Principal Library Assistant in the IIR 
Library; Airs. Ruth Ann Curry, Senior Library Assistant in the Reference Department, due to her mother's 
illness; and Mrs. Mabel Robinson, Principal Clerk in the Librarian's Office, to move to San Diego where 
her husband will teach. 



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Readers and Visitors 

Basil Stuart-Stubbe. of the University of British Columbia Library, visited the Department of Special 
Collections on July 19, accompanied by Mr. Reg Hennessey, head of the Acquisitions Department at the SC 
Library, to consult with Wilbur Smith about the organization of rare book and manuscript departments, pre- 
paratory to starting one at his library. 

Robert O. Schad, Curator of Rare Books at the Huntington Library, and his son, jasper, visited the 
Department of Special Collections on July 2L Jasper Schad plans to attend our library school in September. 

Mrs. Dorothea Scott, Librarian of the University of Hong Kong, and her husband, A. C. Scott, writer and 
translator of Oriental theatrical literature, visited the Librarian on July 2L 

John A. Carroll, editor of Arizona and the West, consulted with the Librarian on July 27. 

Professor Kotatsu Fujita, of Hokkaido University in Japan, visited the Oriental Library on July 27, ac- 
companied by Taitetsu Unno. of our Department of Oriental Languages, and his brother, Tetsuo Unno. 

Dr. Kia-ngau Chang, Visiting Professor of Economics at Loyola University, visited the Oriental Library 
on July 28 to use the collection on Japanese history. He was accompanied by Dr. Lewis A. Maverick, 
formerly of the Department of Economics at Southern Hlinois University. 

Rakhalchandra Chakravartibiswas , Librarian of the School of Tropical Medicine in Calcutta, and Medical 
Library Association foreign fellow for 1959 and 1960, has been visiting the Biomedical Library since July 28. 

Hideo Kishimoto, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Tokyo and newly appointed Director of 
the University's libraries, visited the Library on August 1 in the course of his study of American methods 
of library administration. Following a tour of the Library, he was the guest at a luncheon at the Faculty 
Center with Miss Ackerman, Mr. Miles, Miss Harmon, Mr. Lin, and Dr. Earl Miner, Associate Professor of 
English. 

Staff Activities 

Arizona Highways, the August issue, has an article by Mr. Powell on "Oasis of Books," in which he 
discusses Arizona history, libraries, and books. 

Mr. Powell has written a brief biography of William R. Eshelman, Librarian of Los Angeles State College, 
for the "People" department in the July number of the California Librarian. 

In the same issue is an account by Richard Zumwinkle of "Taylor & Taylor, Printers," a San Francisco 
firm whicli has pioneered in fine printing in California. 

Louise Darling has been named to be the representative of the Medical Library Association on the Joint 
Committee on Visiting Foreign Librarians, of the Council of National Library Associations. 

Scholarship Gift from Palo Alto 

The Staff Association has gratefully received another contribution to its fund for library school scholar- 
ships. L. Kenneth Wilson, former staff member here, and now Librarian at Palo Alto Public Library, dis- 
covered a sum of S47.00 left in a defunct scholarship fund formerly created by Palo Alto staff members. The 
Palo Alto Trustees, on his recommendation, presented this amount as a donation to the Deborah King Scholar- 
ship Fund. 



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Progress of the Book (VIII) 

Alex and Dorys Lukather are the proprietors of a bookstore which opened on Monday of last week at 
13020 San Vicente Boulevard, Brentwood (at 26th Street and near the Brentwood Country Mart). Lukather' s 
Book Shop carries used and rare books, specializing in modern first editions. Starting with books from 
their personal library, they intend to offer the book-searching services of the antiquarian trade. 

The Gas House Book Shop was begun at the end of June by Gayle Alstrom and Mike Aiches. The shop 
occupies a stall near the front door at the Gas House, 1501 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, and replaces The 
Beat Scene which Bob Chatterton had operated in the back of the Gas House. The new store is open on 
afternoons and evenings with a tiny stock of avant garde paperbacks. 

The Pacific Book Store was established in May by Angelo Parginos at 419 Santa Monica Boulevard, 
one-half block west of the Santa Monica Public Library. He has a large stock of paperbacks, as well as 
new magazines, juveniles, and some hardbound "best sellers." The store is open until nine each weekday 
evening. 

The Focus, a bookshop which has had two locations in Venice West for its seven or eight months of 
life, has gone out of business, and its last premises are now occupied by the Market Street Gallery. 

In February the ABC Book Shop moved a few doors away, from 1827 to 1819-21 Pico Boulevard (across 
from Santa Monica City College), into larger quarters which provide double the area for its displays of 
textbooks, paperbacks, and school supplies. 

"Libraries and Learning" Reviewed 

In its first issue for 1960, the Florentine journal La Bibliofilia has an enthusiastic notice of the second 
edition of Libraries and Learning: A Reading List, compiled by Mr. Powell and issued in 1958 as the Li- 
brary's Occasional Paper number five. It is described in the review, here translated by Richard Brome and 
Frances Kirschenbaum, as "a document which I would call almost essential; it is so, indeed, because its 
purpose is to introduce young people to scholarship, facilitating their entrance into the university world, 
and preparing them gradually for the investigation of learning. 

"In all countries," the reviewer continues, "the jump from secondary school to the university is a great 
one; it is tiring, and often too much for the intellectual abilities, attitudes, and habits of young people. 
From the secondary school, catechistic in method, young people find themselves hurled suddenly into uni- 
versity halls, where they breathe another atmosphere, and where they enjoy an independence which, although 
it dazzles them, disorients them. The Americans have for some time been aware of this fact, and not only 
do they try to make the transition between the two ranks of studies smoother, but they seek to find ever 
more effective means to this end. 

"The bibliography which I have before me is the result of the studies and experiences of a committee 
of teachers and librarians who attempted to set forth a program of bibliographic preparation for a course in 
English literature. 1 think they have succeeded. In six lessons, to which the six chapters of this bibli- 
ography correspond, the basic information concerning libraries and the book is set before the student. 

The Art and Literature of Medicine 

The Biomedical Library exhibit during August and September is "Two Thousand Years of Medicine — 
Its Art and Literature." Books and illustrations are from the Library and from the collections of Doctors 
Elmer Belt, Clinical Professor of Surgery, Robert Moes, Lecturer in Medical History, Donald O'Malley, 
Lecturer in Medical History and Bibliography, and Myron Prinzmetal, Clinical Professor of Medicine. Dr. 
Edwin Clarke, visiting professor from the Wellcome Trust, in London, and Dr. O'Malley organized the exhibit. 



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Huntington Library Reseorch Awards 

Among the recipients of grants-in-aid for research at the Huntington Library this year are Doyce B. 
Nunis, Jr., of the University's Oral History program, and Ada B. Nisbet, Associate Professor of English. 
Another recipient is Richard H. Dillon, of the Sutro Library in San Francisco, who was a visitor to the 
campus last week. 

The Huntington's grants-in-aid and research fellowships have also been received this year by other 
scholars of California and nine other states, and of Australia, England, and Wales. 



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Angeles 24. Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: 
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Volume 13, Number 23 August 19, 1960 

Friends of the Library Meeting 

The Biomedical Library held open house, with refreshments and exhibits, for an evening meeting of 
the Friends of the Library on Wednesday of last week. The principal event was an illustrated lecture on 
"Medical Books as Works of Art," by Dr. Charles D. O'Malley, Professor of Medical History. Dr. Majl 
Ewing, Professor of English, and Louise Darling, Biomedical Librarian, spoke briefly to welcome the 
guests. 

Personnel Notes 

Anthony Greco. Head of the Periodicals Reading Room, has resigned to become Head of the Reference 
Department on the Santa Barbara campus of the University. He will be replaced by Nancy Towle, Librarian 
L who will transfer from the Serials Section of the Acquisitions Department. The Periodicals Reading 
Room will continue to be part of the Reference Department until the move to the new North Campus Research 
Library. At that time, it will become a section of a centralized serials division. 

Fred Heinritz, Geology Librarian, has resigned to take a position in the catalog department at Santa 
Monica City College Library. Janet Eamshaw will be reclassified from Senior Library Assistant to Prin- 
cipal Library Assistant, and will succeed Mr. Heinritz as Geology Librarian. She will attend the School 
of Library Service as a part-time student during the next two years. 

Walther Liebenow, Librarian I, will transfer from the Graduate School of Business Administration 
Library to become Stack Supervisor in the Circulation Department, taking over these duties from Thomas 
Harris who will attend the School of Library Service. Mr. Harris will remain in the Circulation Department 
with responsibility for the Transfer Program. 

Sandra M. Simon has joined the staff of the Clark Library as a Senior Library Assistant. Miss Simon 
lias a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from UCLA. 

Walter K. Franc has transferred from Laboratory Assistant in the Photographic Service to Storekeeper 
in the Acquisitions Department. 

Clarice Davis has resigned as Principal Library Assistant in the Art Library to enter the School of 
Library Service. 

Mrs. Ellen F. Goldstene has resigned as Senior Library Assistant in the Gifts and Exchange Section 
to accompany her husband to Tucson, where he is studying at the University. 



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Readers and Visitors 

Professor George Smith, of the English faculty of the University of Manchester, visited the Department 
of Special Collections on August 8 to examine rare books and manuscripts of literary interest. 

Janet M. Agnew, Librarian of Bryn Mawr College, visited the Library on August 8 to study the housing 
and cataloging of manuscripts in the Department of Special Collections. 

Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin A. Custer, both former members of the Catalog Department staff, visited the 
Library on August 11 and were entertained at a luncheon with Rudolf Engelbarts, Hilda Gray, Esther Koch, 
Ardis Lodge, Helen Riley, and Helene Schimansky. Mr. Custer, who was once head of the Catalog Depart- 
ment here, is now editor of the Dewey Decimal Classification at the Library of Congress. 

Awards for Service 

Service pins have been awarded to Betty Rosenberg and Gabriel Cosacco, Miss Rosenberg for fifteen 
years and Mr. Cosacco for ten years of service to the University. 

In Print 

Eleanore Friedgood describes the most recent addition of card trays to the Public Catalog in her article, 
"From A to Zz; Shifting UCLA's Card Catalog," in the summer issue of Sci-Tech News; Official Bulletin 
of the Science-Technology Division, Special Libraries Association. 

Music Library Workshop at Rochester 

Gordon Stone attended the fourth annual Music Library Workshop at the Eastman School of Music, of 
the University of Rochester, during August 1-5. The meetings were held in the Sibley Music Library at 
Eastman under the direction of the Librarian, Ruth Watanabe. Guest speakers were Philip L. Miller, Chief 
of the Music Division of the New York Public Library, Harold Spivacke, Chief of the Music Division at the 
Library of Congress, and John R. Russell, Librarian of the Rush Rhees Library. Mr. Stone was one of 
twelve music librarians participating in the workshop, representing UCLA, Miami, Wisconsin, Washington 
State, Illinois Wesleyan, and Duquesne universities, as well as several eastern public libraries. 

Questionnaire on Retirement Needs 

All staff members who contribute to the State Employees Retirement System have been sent question- 
naires concerning dependents, salary, insurance, and other matters relating to retirement benefits. Com- 
pleted questionnaires will be studied by a committee of the local chapter of the California State Employees' 
Association, and the information will assist in future planning for retirement needs. All responses will 
remain anonymous. 

Ross-Loos Health Plan 

New enrollments in the Ross-Loos Medical Group Health Plan will be accepted this month from members 
of the California State Employees' Association. The health plan has been revised to provide increased 
benefits and services for subscribers and their dependents. Complete information may be had from the 
CSEA office in Royce Hall. 

Cox-McKenzie Wedding 

James R. Cox was married to Margaret McKenzie last Saturday in ceremonies at the Westwood Com- 
munity Methodist Church. 



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Visiting the Business Administration Library 

Recent visitors to the Business Administration Library, now under construction, have included Dr. 
Bernice Eiduson, of the Reiss-Davis Clinic for Child Guidance, and Mrs. Fe Ferrer, Medical Librarian at 
the University of the Philippines. Staff members who wish to see the new building will, on appointment, 
be taken on tours by the Business Administration Librarians. 

Scholarships Awarded to Staff Members 

The Deborah King Scholarship Fund Committee of the Staff Association announces that scholarships 
have been granted to the following Library personnel: Clarice Davis, of the Art Library, Janet Earnshaw, 
of the Geology Library, Nancy Masterson, of the College Library Reserve Section, and Flora Okazaki, 
formerly of the Interlibrary Loans Section and the Acquisitions Department. All of the recipients of the 
awards have been admitted to the School of Library Service, and their scholarships will cover the fees 
required for the Fall and Spring semesters of the 1960-61 academic year. 

Oriental Library in Japanese Television Film 

The Oriental Library served as the location for some footage filmed last Wednesday in the making of 
a motion picture on certain Japanese influences on American culture. Paul Cohn, of Owen Murphy Produc- 
tions, directed his camera crew in the production of a film designed for television broadcast in Japan. 
The film has been commissioned by the U. S. Information Agency, and will be shown in connection with 
this year's centennial of Japanese-American diplomatic and commercial relations. 

'Newsletter on Intellectual Freedom" Reappears 

The Newsletter on Intellectual Freedom, a quarterly issued by the American Library Association's 
Committee on Intellectual Freedom, resumed publication with its June number, after having been suspended 
last winter. The revived Newsletter is published by the Freedom of Information Center at the University 
of Missouri s School of Journalism, and Everett Moore serves as its new editor. Four issues may be had 
for $2.00 annually, from the Subscriptions Department of the ALA, 50 East Huron Street, Chicago 11. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los 
Angeles 24. Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: 
Page Ackerman, Louise Darling, Sue Folz, Charlotte Georgi, Helene Schimansky, Gordon Stone, Brooke 
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Personnel Notes 

Mrs. Pal Lebensart Walter, Librarian I, has joined the staff of the Biomedical Library on a half-time 
basis. Mrs. Walter, a graduate of Pomona College and the SC School of Library Science, first came to the 
Library's Circulation Department, following a year's internship at the Library of Congress. She returns to 
the Library from the Department of Physiology where she was employed as a Bibliographer. 

William R. Woods, Librarian I, is a new member of the Business Administration Library staff. A grad- 
uate of Claremont Men's College and the SC School of Library Science, Mr. Woods also has a Master's 
degree in social studies from Long Beach State College and has done graduate work at the University of 
Virginia. 

Mrs. Norma L. Schulte, Librarian I, will replace Walther Liehenow in the Business Administration 
Library. Mrs. Schulte received a B.S. degree from UCL.A and since obtaining her M.S.L.S. from SC has 
been an Engineering Librarian for Hughes Aircraft in Culver City. 

Mrs. Jean Gaines has returned to the Librarian's Office as a temporary replacement for Mrs. Mabel 
Robinson. 

Lois Keefer has been reclassified to Senior Library Assistant in the Circulation Department and will 
replace Judith Stanford, who has resigned. 

Etsu Nakamura has been reclassified to Senior Library Assistant in the Periodicals Reading Room, 
where she will replace Mrs. Ruth Curry. 

Mrs. Eleanor C. Hartman has transferred from the Department of Anthropology and Sociology to the 
Circulation Department, and has been reclassified as a Senior Library Assistant. 

Edward Allen has transferred from the Photographic Service to the Department of Visual Aids in the 
Medical Center. 

Correction: An error was made in the issue of August 19 in reporting the new position of Fred Heinritz, 
who has resigned as Geology Librarian. He will be an elementary school librarian with the Santa Monica 
Unified School District. 

Alexis Elizabeth Harris 

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Hamtet Without the Prince 

Our report in the last issue of the meeting of the Friends of the UCLA Library inadvertently omitted 
mention of the President of the Friends herself, Mrs. Viola Lockhart Warren, who presided graciously at 
the meeting and had planned so well for the most interesting program. Our apologies for a gross oversight. 

Visitors 

Frank Davey, of Her Majesty's Stationery Office in London, and ] ohn 0. Houlton, of the British Con- 
sulate General's office in Los Angeles, visited the Library on August 11 and were shown around by 
Charlotte Spence. 

Takashi Okada, Supervisor of the Nagoya City Board of Education, together with three Japanese ex- 
change students, t^iss Maeda and Messrs. Ogawa and Kuzumaki, visited the Oriental Library on August 
15, accompanied by H. Carroll Parish, Assistant Dean of Students. 

Donald M. Powell, Head of the Reference Department at the University of Arizona Library, visited 
the Department of Special Collections and the Reference Department on August 17. 

Dr. Robert E. ^orley, of the Department of Physics at the University of Nevada, and former Assistant 
Professor of Physics here, spent several hours at the Physics Library on August 24, discussing the en- 
richment of Nevada s holdings in science, and the pros and cons of branch libraries versus a centralized 
library. 

David P. Foxon, Assistant Keeper of the Department of Printed Books at the British Museum, spent 
several weeks intensively searching the shelves of the Clark Library, the Department of Special Collec- 
tions, and the Main Library collection for books to be listed in his projected short-title catalogue of English 
poetry published between 1701 and 1750. 

Visitors and readers at the Clark Library this summer have included Janet Agnew, Librarian of Bryn 
Mawr College; H. Richard Archer, former Supervising Bibliographer of the Clark, and now Ijibrarian of the 
Chapin Library at Williams College; Professor and Mrs. Robert J. Allen of Williams College; Paul Fussell, 
Jr., Associate Professor of English at Rutgers University; Father W. L. Davis, S.]., of Gonzaga University, 
in Spokane; Lucille Miller, Librarian of the Doheny Library at St. John's Seminary, Camarillo; Rev. Francis 
G. Garmoonick, Librarian of St. Mary's Seminary, Perryville, Missouri; Basil Stuart-Stubbs, from the Library 
of the University of British Columbia; and Mr. and Mrs. Allyn Cox of New York City. Mr. Cox executed 
the murals in the Clark Library entrance hall and painted the scenes from Dryden's All For Love which 
decorate the drawing room. 

Seminars at the Clark Library 

H. Richard Archer, who has been lecturing this summer at SC's School of Library Science on the "His- 
tory of Books and Printing," conducted one of his class meetings at the Clark Library. Discussing the 
literature of science in the seventeenth century, he illustrated his remarks with books from the Library's 
collections. Twenty-six students were conducted on a tour of the Library by Mr. Conway following the talk. 

Pauline Alderman, Professoi of Music at SC, brought her summer school seminar on Music Bibliography 
to the Clark on two successive days, with a total of twenty-three students. After a short tour of the Library, 
she displayed and discussed examples of seventeenth and eighteenth century music and musicology. 



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Clark Library Exhibits 

The Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge held what may be regarded as its initial 
meeting in November 1660, although it did not receive a royal charter from Charles II until 1662. Honoring 
the tercentenary of an event so important in the history of English science, the Clark Library is displaying 
some of the principal books associated with the early years of the Society, including the Hon. Robert 
Boyle's Sceptical Chymist (1661), Newton's Principia (1687), and Bishop Sprat's History of the Royal 
Society (1667). 

The Clark Library is now showing an exhibition to commemorate the three-hundredth anniversary of 
the birth of Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) — novelist, journalist, political pamphleteer, businessman, reformer 
of manners. From the Defoe collection of more than two hundred items, books and pamphlets have been 
selected to illustrate various facets of his many-sided career. 

Lending Code 

The Library Lending Code has been revised and its new provisions will take effect on September 12. 
The Code has been published for distribution, together with new borrowers' cards, to all library card 
holders except students and members of the faculty. Copies may be obtained from Miss Robbins or Mr. 
Cox, in the Circulation Department, and they will answer requests for interpretations or further information 
about the new Code. 

Every Man His Own Librarian 

Richard D. Altick and Andrew Wright, in the Preface to their Selective Bibliography for the Study of 
English and American Literature, speak of their concern "to suggest works which are useful for occasional, 
incidental reference — to supply biographical data, the details of a Greek myth, the essential information 
about existentialism, and so on. Here, as elsewhere, we have sought to enable the student to become his 
own reference librarian, thus releasing those hard-working professional servants of the public for more 
esoteric pursuits." 

Nolle IllePu 

"Eduardus Ursus, amicis suis agnomine 'Nalle ille Pu'— aut breviter 'Pu'— notus, die quodam canticum 
semihiantibus labellis superbe eliquans silvam perambulabat." 

Thus begins a work, recently arrived from Sweden, which bears on its paper cover the following iden- 
tification: A. A. Milnei. Nalle Ille Pu. Selegit et traduxit Alexander Lenardius. Societas Librorum 
Edendorum Suecana. Holmiae MCMLIX. 

The original illustrations are also here, and one of the poems is done to the meter of Dies Irae. 

Three-Letter Word 

Proving once again that it is impossible to please everyone all of the time, we have received from 
Richard H. Dillon, of Mill Valley and San Francisco (onetime "City" Correspondent of the UCLA Librarian, 
and subject to reinstatement if he stirs himself), a complaint about the Library journal's recent advertise- 
ment in Publishers' Weekly, entitled "Meet Lawrence Clark Powell, of Lj's Board of Consultants, in 
which a brief biographical note on L.C.P. is featured. "The word 'IBM* appears nowhere in this account. 
I disapprove," he says. 



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IBMspeak 

Lest Mr. Dillon should note with disapproval our failure to cite the key symbols of the new techno- 
logical age, we hasten to express our indebtedness to the Thinkers at IBM, whose AN/GSQ-16 Mark I 
Translator has produced, according to an article on "Machine Translation of a Russian Newspaper in 
the May issue of their Research News, a version of a speech by Comrade Khrushchev from the text in 
Pravda of May 8. One of his concluding paragraphs will illustrate the new machine prose: 

Soviet people with/from every month and with/from every by day will be live all better 
and better. By them will be greater products feed, dwelling, clothes, greater will be on our 
ground factories and mine, all further in depth our Native land will be stretch electrified rail- 
road. We bold/swept and glad go by way, shown decision/solutions XXI congress Communist 
party, by great way our seven-year school/plan. (Applause). 

To Malibu Again 

Some 200 people (Library staff, their husbands and wives, sons and daughters, some members of the 
faculty, and friends) journeyed to Malibu last Sunday for the Powells' open house. The day was typical — 
meaning balmy and sparkling — the refreshments as delectable as ever, with the Assistant Librarians work- 
ing as hard as ever over two colors of punch. It was, of course, but the latest in this long and noble 
series of annual parties for the staff, for which heartiest thanks must go once again to Mr. and Mrs. Powell. 

Jane Addams Centennial 

An exhibit of materials relating to Jane .Addams (1860-1935) will be shown in the Reference Room of 
the Main Library during September. Mrs. Kenneth Macgowan has advised the Library in its preparation, 
and Mrs. M. L. Goren of Beverly Hills has assembled, and Marian Engelke has mounted, a selection of 
printed and pictorial matter in honor of the Jane Addams Centennial. Special Centennial observances are 
being sponsored nationally by the Jane Addams Peace Association and the Women's International League 
for Peace and Freedom. 



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Angeles 24. Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: 
Page Ackerman, Donald Black, William Conway, Sue Folz, Stephen Lin, Richard O'Brien, Charlotte 
Spence, Marie Waters, Brooke Whiting. 



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Exhibits in the Main Library 

"New Additions from East and West," showing a selection of the purchases made by Mr. Powell dur- 
ing his trip around the world last Spring, will be the featured exhibit for the beginning of the academic 
year. Among his European finds were the 1499 Aldine edition of Francesco Colonna's Hypnerotomachia 
Poliphili in a handsome modern binding from John Ruskin's library; a large collection of nearly mint copies 
of boys' books of the nineteenth century, from the library of Michael Sadleir; a set of nineteen bound vol- 
umes of manuscript of the novels, ten in all, of Richard Pryce, also from Sadleir's collection; an early 
seventeenth-century Italian manuscript, in Latin, a legal instrument by Hortensius de Rubeis for the erec- 
tion of a chapel and a monument; and a generous collection of autograph letters by English writers. The 
newly acquired books will be displayed in the exhibit room through September 30. 

An exhibit showing concurrently will be "Know Your Library," a series of panels illustrating the best 
use of the Library's services. The display is based upon the student handbook, of which the sixteenth 
edition, for 1960-1961, has just been issued. 

The Jane Addams Centennial materials will remain on exhibit during September in the Reference Room. 

Baron Corvo 

Books by Frederick William Rolfe (1860-1913), who wrote under the name of Baron Corvo, are being 
displayed by the Department of Special Collections to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of his birth. 
Yvonne Schroeder has designed an exhibit of all of Rolfe s first editions, as well as some of the later edi- 
tions of his books. 

Rolfe was one of the most eccentric English writers. His off-beat themes and his extravagant, con- 
voluted style do not appeal to most people, but his enthusiasts are so devoted that his works are in de- 
mand at steep prices. 

It is doubtful if Rolfe would be remembered at all if it were not for A. J. A. Symons's fascinating book. 
The Quest for Corvo, first published in 1934. A copy of this book, from the library of Symons, is also dis- 
played. 



Northern California News 

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Personnel Notes 

Anthony Hall, Librarian I, has been assigned to full-time duties in the Librarian's Office as Library 
Operations Analyst. He will collect and organize basic data to be used for the building program, budget 
justifications, and similar special tasks. 

Patricia Chin-wen Chang, a graduate of National Taiwan University and the University of Michigan 
Library School, has joined the staff as Librarian I in the Catalog Department. She has served for a year 
as a Library Service Fellow in the Catalog Department at Michigan, and for a year in the Bibliography De- 
partment at the University of Missouri. 

Mrs. Marianria Pasternak, Librarian I, has joined the staff of the Checking Section of the Acquisitions 
Department. She has Master's degrees in education from Lorand Kotvos University of Sciences, of Budapest, 
and in library science from SC. 

Diane Rich, new Principal Library Assistant in the Art Library, is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College, 
and has a Master's degree in art history from Oberlin College. 

Lynn C. Cunningham has joined the staff of the Oral History Program as Graduate Research Assistant. 
Mr. Cunningham graduated from Occidental College, and has studied at Trinity University in Texas and 
at UCLA; he received his Master's degree from San Fernando Valley State College. 

Linda Pomerantz, Senior Library Assistant in the Catalog Department, is a recent UCLA graduate. 

Mrs. Rhoda S. Daven has joined the Engineering Library as Senior Library Assistant. She has a 
Bachelor s degree in geography from UCLA. 

Beverly Ames has transferred from the Catalog Department to the Geology l-.ibrary. 

Charlene Palmer, Senior Library Assistant in the Circulation Department, has transferred from full- 
time to part-time duty, gaining more time to devote to her family. 

Janet Eamshaw has been reclassified from Senior Library Assistant to Principal Library Assistant 
in the Geology Library. 

Evelyn Webber, Senior Library Assistant in the Engineering Library, has resigned lo return to her 
teaching position in the Department of Germanic Languages. 

Staff members resigning their full-time positions to attend the School of Library Service include: 
Peggy Whitaker, Senior Library Assistant in the Catalog Department; Marilyn Walker, Georgie Zakonyi, 
and Robert Eckert, Senior Library Assistants in the Circulation Department; Marie Waters, Principal Library 
Assistant in the Reference Department; Helen Parisky, Principal Library Assistant in the Catalog Depart- 
ment; and Elizabeth Sawyers, Senior Library Assistant in the Biomedical Library. 

Lecture Series Moderated by Miss Georgi 

Charlotte Georgi, Business Administration Librarian, will moderate a series of eight lectures offered 
this autumn on Wednesday evenings by University Extension for its course on "Contemporary Business 
Techniques for Women, SQOA," or, as alternatively titled, "Business from a Woman's Point of View." 
Lecturers include members of several departments of the University. 

Report on on Orbit 

Mr. Powell spoke at a dinner meeting of the Historical Society of Southern California on Wednesday 
at the Faculty Center. "Librarian in Orbit: Impressions of tlie Round World" was the title of his address, 
which treated his recent globe-circling journey as a lecturer and a rare book buyer. 




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Taunts and Teases 

Patricia Evans, several of whose booklets {]ump Rope Rhymes, Hopscotch, jacks, ^ho's It? - a\\ 
published by the Porpoise Bookshop in San Francisco) we have noted in this publication, has done another 

one: Sticks and Stones. It is a book of "taunts and teases," all of which 
Mrs. Evans has collected "from children and a few from other people in Cali- 
fornia, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Indiana, New York and Delaware, dur- 
ing the years 1957 to I960.' The booklet was hand-set by Judith Evans. .\s 
in the previous booklets, Patricia's pleasant silhouettes enliven each page. 
The price of this one, also, is 25 cents. 

Not only do we meet some old familiar rhymes ("Judy's it And got a fit 
And don't know how To get over it." "Hey, hey, Can't catch me. I'm sit- 
ting on top of the Christmas tree.") — we are treated to a surprise entry: 

Berkeley rides a white horse 
Stanford rides a mule, 
Berkeley is a gentleman 
Stanford is a fool. 

(Personnel Note, courtesy of CU News: Mrs. Evans is a newly-appointed Senior Library Assistant 
in the Morrison Library, on the Berkeley campus.) 

Author and publisher assure us it's "all in fun! 

Readers and Visitors 

Wilhelmina F. Greene, of Winter Park, Florida, visited the Department of Special Collections on 
August 24 to see the botanical paintings by Eugene 0. Murman and various books with botanical illustra- 
tions. 

C. L. Cline, Professor of English at the University of Texas, visited the Department of Special Col- 
lections on September 7 to use the manuscripts of George Meredith, whose letters he is editing for publi- 
cation. 

Bengt Danielsson, a member of the Kon-Tiki expedition, has been a recent reader in the Library, where 
he is doing research on a film for MGM. Among his books in our collections are Work and Life on Raroia 
(1955) and Love in the South Seas (1956). 

La Fontaine Manuscript 

The discovery in the Clark Library of a manuscript fable in the hand of Jean de La Fontaine has been 
announced by John C. Lapp, Professor of French, in an article appearing in the June issue of Modem 
Language Notes. The fable, "Tircis et Amarante," is bound in a copy of the second issue of the first 
edition of La Fontaine's Fables Choisies, published in Paris in 1668. The existence of such a manuscript 
had been noted in the nineteenth century, but its location was unknown. To determine the authenticity 
of the piece. Professor Lapp has compared it with other examples of the fabulist's autograph in the Morgan 
and Houghton collections and has concluded there can be little doubt that it is genuine. 

Biomedical Library Will Serve Department of Botany 

The Department of Botany, now housed in the new Botany Building just east of the Medical Center, 
has become one of the life science departments served by the Biomedical Library. The Department's new 
acquisitions will henceforth appear in the Library's monthly lists, and botanical collections will be trans- 
ferred to Biomedical from the Main and Agriculture Libraries. Dora Gerard, Agriculture Librarian, will 
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Der Grosse Nordamerikanische Bibliothekar is known in Frankfurt 

"As a passionate friend of books, Lawrence Clark Powell is one of those North American librarians 
who lives in such a happy and convincing union with his profession that one is uncertain where one should 
actually look for the decisive element in his life's work and his character: in the world of the library or 
in those independent areas which the bibliophile seeks to keep free from all narrowing confinements and 
outside obligations." So goes a translation of the first paragraph of a review of Mr. Powell's A Passion 
for Books, in the Borsenblfitt fur den Deutschen Buchhandel (Frankfurt), July 8, 1960. 

The reviewer concludes with the wish "that this book should not only reach all the friends of books, 
but that occasionally someone who is unaware of the adventures books can offer might find access to these 
essays. Lawrence Clark Powell is a good companion for those countless opportunities that present them- 
selves daily to the receptive person with a proper outlook for this quiet discourse. 

Another book of local interest was reviewed in the Borsenblatt for June 10: Libros Californianos, 
by Phil Townsend Hanna, revised and enlarged by Mr. Powell, published in 1958 by Zeitlin & Ver Brugge, 
and printed by Anderson, Ritchie & Simon, of Los Angeles. As the original edition of 1931 had long been 
out of print, the reviewer notes, and a new edition was much needed, "L. C. Powell ['der grosse nord- 
amerikanische Bibliothekar'] , devoted himself to this task. A better editor could not have been found. 
Powell was a protege of Hanna, and thus he continues his tradition which is beautifully reflected in this 
enlarged new edition." 

Das Bandchen, says the reviewer, ist von Anderson, Ritchie und Simon aufs Vorzuglichste gedruckt 
worden." Which is to say, it was superbly printed. 

No Mean Criticism 

"How brave of the participants to allow their contributions to be published, and thus lay themselves 
open to the retort, 'Physician, heal thyself!,' " writes Mr. J. F. W. Bryan in his review of tAean What You 
Say (UCLA Library Occasional Paper No. 10) in The Librarian and Book World (L^ondon), January 1960 
(recently received!). Of this transcript of the proceedings of the Library's conference on written and oral 
reporting, held on the Santa Barbara campus in 1958, he says: 

"Of course, the advice given in the 80-odd pages is sound: more, it is engaging and, inevitably in 
speech, fresher in phraseology than is customary in printed proceedings of conferences; one would recom- 
mend it to any librarian writing a report or preparing a lecture . . ." 

Most of the participants will find special pleasure in these words after the dressing down they received 
from the College and Research Libraries reviewer last March who, quoting one of the participants, concluded 
that "Too much is said, too much is written about too little," and felt that "one would expect papers care- 
fully written and revised by their authors before they were presented and carefully revised again by the 
editor before they were published." 

Appeals Procedure Revised 

A revised appeals procedure for nonacadeniic employees took effect on July 1, the Chancellor s Office 
has announced. The procedure covers individual grievances of employees and it is administered by a 
Personnel Appeals Committee established by the Chancellor. The Committee, consisting of one nonaca- 
demic and two academic members, nominates a panel of eight hearing officers who are members of the 
academic staff and qualified in matters of appeals and employee grievances. Ordinarily, no more than 
ninety calendar days are allowed for the whole procedure, although reasonable extensions of time may be 
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Most grievances can be settled informally between the principals, but it is important for staff members 
to know that they have the right of formal appeal. A copy of the procedure has been posted on the staff 
bulletin board and staff members may obtain further information from department heads, the Libr£irian's 
Office, or the Personnel Office. 

Study of Library Binding Stondards Announced 

William Foley, manager of printing and binding services on this campus, is half of a two-man team 
(the other half is Stephen Ford, head of the Order Department, University of Michigan Library) which will 
work on the first phase of a study directed toward the improvement of performance standards for library 
binding, to be jointly sponsored by the American Library Association and the Special Libraries Associa- 
tion. A grant of 818,926 from the Council on Library Resources, Inc., will support the initial study. 

"According to the ALA's Bookbinding Committee, more than 57,000,000 is spent annually for binding 
by American libraries," David H. Clift, ALA's Executive Director, said in announcing plans for the study. 
"In view of the size of this expenditure, specifications designed to facilitate getting the best binding ap- 
propriate to particular needs at minimum cost are essential. 

"As a first requirement for establishing such specifications, the needs for which library binding is 
performed and the physical characteristics of the bindings which will meet these needs, must be determined. 
This will be the first step in the study . . . 

"Subsequently, performance standards will be determined, specifications based on these standards 
will be drawn up for the use of libraries in procuring appropriate binding work, and acceptance tests de- 
signed to assure the conformance of such work to the established standards will be designed," Mr. Clift 
said. 

The Ford-Foley team's study is expected to take four months. They will visit representative libraries 
of various types to collect data on varieties of binding requirements and to establish the principal cate- 
gories to be covered by separate binding specifications. William J. Barrow, restoration expert at the Vir- 
ginia State Library, Richmond, will serve as consultant. The first phase of the study will conclude with 
the development of a testing program, for the purpose of establishing performance standards for each of 
the principal categories of binding identified. This program will serve as the agenda for further phases 
of the study. 

The study will be conducted under the direction of the ALA's Library Technology Project, of which 
Frazer G. Poole is Director, with the advisory assistance of the ALA Bookbinding Committee, together 
with representation from the SLA. 

How To 

Johanna Tallman spoke last Monday on "Information Retrieval; or, How to Find What Has Been Stored," 
at a meeting of the Records Management Association of Southern California. She stressed the problems 
involved in the subject approach to information storage and retrieval, and the necessity for matching the 
description of the information stored with the description of the information desired. Illustrative diagrams 
were distributed to her auditors to present in visual form several concepts of the classification of know- 
ledge—from Aristotelian simplicity to modern multidimensional complexity — and their relation to the proc- 
ess of developing adequate codes of classification. Along the way, Mrs. Tallman (who, incidentally, won 
a bottle of champagne as a door prize) briefed the records managers on such terms as "classificatory maps," 
the "peek-a-boo" system of multiaspect deep indexing, and KWIC (Key-Words-In-Context). 



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MLA Foreign Fellow at Biomedical Library 

Miss Shizue Matsuda, Librarian of the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission, in Hiroshima, is visiting 
the Biomedical Library this week. She arrived in the United States last Monday as one of the Medical 
Library Association's Foreign Fellows for 1960-61, and will go to Washington, D. C, next week for sev- 
eral days before enrolling as a special student in the Columbia University School of Library Service. She 
will return to Los Angeles later in her fellowship year as an observer in the Biomedical Library. She is 
particularly interested in Libraries which emphasize radiation biology in their collections and in their ref- 
erence work. 

Miss Matsuda has already met several members of the Medical School s Department of Pathology who 
have used her library at Hiroshima on their assignments in Japan. Everett and Jean Moore also visited 
her at Hiroshima during their year of teaching at Keio University in Tokyo. Miss Matsuda was a member 
of the first class of the Japan Library School at Keio, completing her course in 1952. 

The library at Hiroshima, though modest in size, is one of the most important medical libraries in 
Japan because of its strong collection of recent American and European publications and its generous 
interlibrary loan policy. 

We Catch Up with the Dean in Penang 

Dean J. Periam Danton, of the School of Librarianship on the Berkeley campus, now on a round-the- 
world voyage on the M/S Frankfurt, writes from Penang, Malaya, concerning the UCLA Librarian, which 
he has asked us to send to him, that the July 22 issue, mailed to Kobe, missed him there, was forwarded 
to Hong Kong, missed him there, was forwarded to Manila, where it arrived August 29 and missed him there 
by one day, and then — skipping Miri and Singapore — finally caught up with him in Penang, on September 3. 
And Penang, he says, wasn't originally a scheduled stop! 

UCLA was brought prominently to Mr. Danton's attention a second time that day, he writes, when, 
walking by chance past the USIS Library (closed either because of the Prophet's birthday or the death of 
the King the day before), his eye was caught by a large display of photographs, "which, on closer inspec- 
tion, proved to be a series of about fifteen pictures of Rafer Johnson, showing him not only in the midst 
of his prodigious athletic feats, but also chairing a student meeting and in various social activities. I 
haven't felt so close to California in some time!" 

He sends his best to all his UCLA friends. 

With this issue we shall attempt to catch up with the Dean in Genoa. 

En Peau Humaine 

Roderick Cave, writing about Dard Hunter's My Life with Paper in the July issue of The Private 
Library (London), tells of Hunter's working at Elbert Hubbard's Roycroft Shop, East Aurora, N. Y.: 
". . . One of his earliest commissions was from a young widow who wanted a memorial book to her late 
husband. This was executed in the most florid style on Japanese vellum, and was very well received by 
the bereaved woman. But she was not enthusiastic about the various kinds of leather he suggested for 
binding: no, she declared, they were not appropriate, and she produced her own leather — the tanned skin^ 
from her late husband's back — for the purpose. 'A few months later I read that she had again married . . . 
what a strange feeling the second husband must have had when he saw the memorial book lying on the 
drawing room table and perhaps thought of himself as Volume H.'" 



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Dear New Librarian 

Last spring when Charlotte Georgi received a letter from the Manager of Harper & Brothers' Library 
Department addressing her as "Dear New Librarian," she decided, rather than to take offense, to write 
and thank him for such a nice clerical error, and to mention a few ideas she had had from time to time 
about forms of book listing and advertising. It seems that the "Dear New Librarian" letter had offered 
to send to the one hundred recipients who wrote the best letters on the improvement of the relationship 
between librarian and pijblisher copies of their recently published best seller. Gentlemen, Scholars and 
Scoundrels, an anthology drawn from 109 years of Harper's Magazine. (Retail price is 87.50.) Vliss Georgi's 
letter was so greatly appreciated by Mr. Lynwood Giacomini, the Manager, that he sent her a copy of the 
book, which she says is indeed a very good one. She feels younger and richer — and kindly toward Harper 
& Brothers. 

Shakespeare for Everybody 

Louis B. Wright, Director of the Folger Shakespeare Library, writing in the July issue of D. C. Li- 
braries, describes the new paperback series, "The Folger Library General Reader's Shakespeare," which 
began in 1957 under his editorship. It is the Library s hope, he states, that the new edition "will sell 
in drugstores, bus and railway stations, and air terminals, so that travelers need not confine themselves 
to the bare-bosom books which have become the stock-in-trade of many paperback book stands. Shake- 
speare was not a high-brow writer, the editors point out, and he wrote in his own time for the general 
reader, the busy man of affairs, the tradesman, the apprentice, anybody with the price of admission to the 
theater . . . Thanks to the publishers [Pocket Books, Inc.] , the cost is so low that anybody with the 
price of a comic book or cheap magazine can buy a Shakespeare to put in his pocket and read at his leisure. 

Post Card from Tashkent 

Harold Lamb, who read a paper last month at the XXV International Congress of Orientalists, in Mos- 
cow ("An aspect of the character of Zahir ad Din Muhammad, surnamed BABUR (the Tiger), founder of 
the dynasty known as the great Moghuls of India"), sent a post card from Tashkent on August 24 saying 
that about 1000 of the 1500 delegates were from Asia — "a new departure for Orientalists . . . with highly 
mixed results." He is bringing back some of the translated texts of the Central Asia group. With Samar- 
kand and Bokhara behind him, he said, he would soon be starting home. "Too many tourists." 

Staff Association Officer Appointed 

Kitchy Williams, of the Chemistry Library, will serve on the Executive Board of the Library taff 
Association, in the position vacated by Ruth Curry. 

CLA Conference in Pasadena Next Month 

Andrew Horn, President of the College, University, and Research Libraries Section of the California 
Library Association, has announced several special events arranged by CURLS for the CLA Conference 
in Pasadena next month. The Section will present Linus Pauling, Professor of Chemistry at the California 
Institute of Technology, to address the first general session on October 5 on "The Molecular Theory of 
Civilization." On the following morning, the section meeting of CURLS will consider California higher 
education during the next decade, in a discussion opened by Dean McHenry, Dean of Academic Planning 
for the University. A cocktail party and reception will be held that afternoon to honor the 1961 officers 
of CURLS. 

The full conference program is posted on the bulletin board in Room 200 of the Main Library. Ad- 
vance registration and reservations are requested for all who plan to attend. 



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Sutro Now in San Francisco 17 

riie Sutro l.iljiarv in San I'Vancisco will open its new (Quarters tomorrow on tlie campus of tlie llniversity 
of San Francisco, after having resided for seventeen years in the San Francisco F'ublic IJbrary. The new 
library, says Richard H. Dillon, Librarian, boasts "the most modern library quarters in California." Sev- 
eral weeks ago, the Sutro made the front page of tlie San Francisco Chronicle, and Mr. Dillon was pictured 
reading an early Latin choir book as Adolph Sutro, in the form of a sculptured bust, looked on with an air 
of patient indulgence. 

"I don't think we ever managed that in the UCLA Lihrarian, did we?" asked \1r. Dillon in forwarding 
the clipping. "Seems to me Northern Calif, library news usually ends up back with the complete weather 
report and the truss ads in your journal. But then, I only scan it hastily since I reserve most of my time 
for reading early Latin choir books. 

Carma Zimmerman, State Librarian, and Mr. Dillon have issued an invitation to all librarians and 
friends to visit the new library, open Monday to F'ri day, from 9 to 5. The address is Golden Gate Avenue 
at Temescal Street, San Francisco 17. 

No Special Merit Increases This Year 

Special merit increases for nonacademic employees, according to a notice from the Chancellor s Office, 
will not be granted during the present fiscal year because specific funds were not provided in the 1960/61 
budget. The special merit increases awarded last year, however, will be continued. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los 
Angeles 24. Editor: Lverett Moore. Assistant Editor: Kichard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: 
Page Ackerman, William Conway, Louise Darling, Sue Folz, Charlotte Georgi, Anthony Greco, Ursula 
Martin, Wilbur Smith, Gordon Stone, Brooke Whiting. 



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Volume 13, Number 26 



Mr. Vesper's Appointment Announced 



September 30, 1960 



Last week Chancellor Franklin D. Murphy announced the appointment of Robert G. Vesper, Director 
of Libraries at the University of Kansas, as University Librarian and Professor of Library Service at UCLA. 

Mr. Vesper, who was Associate Li- 
brarian at UCLA before leaving for 
Kansas in 1952, will assume his new- 
post on July 1, 1961, replacing Mr. 
Powell, who will devote his full time 
to the direction of the School of Li- 
brary Service and the Clark Library. 

Chancellor Murphy, with whom 
Mr. Vosper served at Kansas, said, 
"I am personally delighted that Mr. 
Vosper, one of the nation's most 
gifted young librarians, is returning 
home to LCL,\ to become Lniversitv 
Librarian. The quality and character 
of the library is probably the single 
most significant factor in the life of 
any university which aspires to dis- 
tinction. Mr. Vosper's acceptance 
of this post is a guarantee that, build- 
ing upon the remarkable foundation 
laid by Mr. Powell, a new and excit- 
ing epoch in the growth of the UCLA 
Libraries lies immediately ahead." 

Mr. Powell commented that the 
team of Chancellor Murphy, "whose 
dynamic interest in libraries is well 
known," and Mr. Vosper, ""who has 
an outstanding record of building up 

the University of Kansas as a research library," is bound to take the UCLA Library into an "even greater 

era of expansion than it has known in the past." 

Mr. Vosper has just returned from a year in Europe, where he studied British university libraries under 
a Guggenheim fellowship, and lectured in Italy under a Fulbright fellowship. 




The three gentlemen above were having a farewell party, in 
1952, as Mr. Vosper was about to leave UCLA for the 
University of Kansas. (L.tor.: Messrs. Horn, Powell, Vosper.) 



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During his eight years at UCLA, he held positions successively as Head of the Acquisitions Department, 
Assistant Librarian, and Associate Librarian. He had previously served in the libraries on the Berkeley 
campus and at Stanford. He received his A.B. and \1.A. degrees from the University of Oregon, in classical 
literature, and the Certificate in Librarianship from the University of California, Berkeley- 
Mr. Vosper and his wife, Loraine, have four children — three girls and a boy, ranging from 9 to 18 years. 

From the Librarian 

Robert Vosper's visit to campus earlier this week brought him together with various members of faculty 
and staff concerned with the building program. Completed plans are now going forward with the expectation 
that they will be financed by the legislature in the spring. This means construction would begin next fall. 

The Library School inaugural meeting on September 18 was a joyful occasion. Fair weather, refresh- 
ments a la Feutz, brilliant zinnias from Grace Hunt's garden, friends from Berkeley (Dean LeRoy Merritt) 
and La Jolla (Roy Holleman) and in between, plus a cablegram from the Malbone Grahams in Oxford and a 
letter from the Edwin Castagnas in Baltimore, served to frame the program itself. 

Chancellor Murphy began it by linking good librarianship with books. Dean Arlt recalled the long way 
the School had to come from the first call for it by Regent Dickson in 1930, the Dean introduced donors, 
faculty, and students. And finally Paul Horgan, novelist, historian, former librarian, and man of the arts, 
spoke movingly of his concept of libraries and librarians. His talk will be published by the School. 

Classes are now two weeks old. It seems as though we have been doing it forever. I hope we will. So 
much is owed to so many I am reduced to a simple thanks! 

L.C.P. 

Visitors 

David Gittins, Philippe Hein, and Anthony Wilkinson, all students at Exeter College, University of 
Oxford, visited the Library on September 13 with Clinton Howard, Professor of History, and were taken on 
tour by Richard Zumwinkle. 

The Biomedical Library has been host to several visiting librarians from Japan. In our last issue we 
mentioned Miss Shizue tAatsuda, the Librarian of the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission, in Hiroshima, who 
has come to this country as a Foreign P ellow of the MLA. Last week the Librarian at the Keio University 
School of Medicine, Yoshinari Tsuda, visited the Biomedical Library and the Main Library, accompanied by 
Miss Darling. He has spent the past year at the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library Science, 
aided by a Rockefeller grant. The same foundation has brought Kazuo Fujii, Librarian of the School of Med- 
icine at the University of Osaka, to the Biomedical L,ibrar)' where he will observe during the next month. On 
his return to Osaka, he will be in charge of a combined medical and scientific library in a building newly 
built by the University. 

Further Invasion from Kansas 

G. S. Terence Cavanagh, Librarian of the University of Kansas Medical Center, arrived in Los Angeles 
on Tuesday to begin his sabbatical leave at the UCLA School of Medicine. Terry, as he prefers to be known, 
has a fellowship to study in the Division of Medical History, under the direction of Professor Horace Magoun. 

Service Awards 

Mr. Powell has presented service pins to Louise Darling, for twenty years of service to the University, 
George Scheerer, for fifteen years, and Robert Lewis, for ten years. 



September 30, I960 



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Whistler Exhibition 

The first exhibition to be jointly mounted by the Library and the Grunwald Graphic Arts Foundation, 
featuring 100 works by or relating to the American artist, James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), 

opened last Sunday in the Di ckson Art Center. 
A representative display of the artist's etchings, 
drypoints, and lithographs will be shown there 
through October 14. In the Library, books and 
memorabilia will be exhibited together with prints 
from October .5 to 26. A single hand-list has been 
prepared for both parts of the exhibition. 

Arthur M. Hind has called Whistler "the great- 
est personality in the history of modern etching." 
Born at Lowell, Massachusetts, the son of an 
army officer, Whistler attended West Point and 
in 1854 worked as an engraver for the Coast Sur- 
vey. In 1855 he left for Paris, where he studied 
under the painter Gleyre. 

Whistler's first published series of etchings, 
the "French Set," appeared in 1858, and for the 
next half-century he published continuously in 
the graphic media, including drypoint, lithograph, 
and lithotint. During this period he became the 
most controversial artist of his time. Bankruptcy 
was followed by great financial and social success; 
he was lionized, and many younger artists followed 
him so closely that they never achieved styles 




Etching of Whistler by Mortimer Menpes 



of their own. His influence spread to the decorative arts until there developed a "Whistler Point of View" 
and a "Whistler Style." 

Towards the end of his life, and for a quarter-century after his death, Whistler's reputation was high. 
Although he continued to be praised and imitated thereafter, other artists moved into greater prominence. 
Legends of his eccentricities, irascibility, and showmanship obscured his talent, and his reputation suf- 
fered a decline, if not an eclipse. This year, however, the London County Council Art Gallery held a 
Whistler show; prices of his prints are soaring, and the current "return to the image" may well re-establish 
him in popular favur. 

The Library display has been prepared by the Exhibits Committee, under Anthony Greco's direction. 
A descriptive brochure has been written by Claude E. Jones, Associate Professor of English, and designed 
by Marian Engelke. Materials have been lent for the exhibit by Professor Jones, and E. Maurice Bloch, 
Assistant Professor of Art and Curator of Prints and Drawings in the Department of Art. 



Challenge in Reading 

The Open Stack Section of the College Library is showing, for its second "Challenge in Reading" 
exhibit, a selection of more than fifty works of general literature recommended by faculty members as in- 
tellectually stimulating for student readers. Titles for the present display were chosen by Robert Kinsman, 
Associate Professor of English, Douglas Mendel, Assistant Professor of Political Science, and Robert 
Trotter, Assistant Professor of Music. 

Along with Joyce's Ulysses, Mencken's American Language, Hersey's Hiroshima, and Thoreau's 
W'alden may be found Huxley's Brave New Viorld, Chandler's Literature of Roguery, and Dunne's Mr. Dooley 
at His Best. Several copies of each book are placed on open shelves for circulation. 



162 UCLA Librarian 



Personnel Notes 

Muriel Yin, Librarian I, has joined the staff of the Education Library. Miss Yin is a graduate of the 
University of Hawaii and the University of Illinois Library School, and has served in the White Plains 
(New York) Public Library. 

Mrs. Johanna Tallman, Engineering Librarian, has been reclassified from Librarian III to Librarian IV. 

RubyChally has joined the staff as Principal Clerk in the Librarian's Office, replacing Mrs. Mabel 
Robinson. She has worked for the Meredith Publishing Company, in Des Moines, and for Iowa State Uni- 
versity, at Ames. 

Mrs. Mary Ann Devine, new Senior Library Assistant in the Interlibrary Loans Section of the Reference 
Department, has studied art at Long Beach State College and at UCLA. 

Mrs. Kim Dodge has returned to the Circulation Department as a Senior Library Assistant. She formerly 
served as a Typist-Clerk in that Department. 

Mrs. Mary Gilbert, newly appointed Senior Library Assistant in the Catalog Department, has her Bach- 
elor s degree in music from the University of Oklahoma, where she also has served as music librarian. 

Sarah Little, a graduate of San Diego State College, has transferred from her position as Senior Clerk 
in the Department of Physics to a new position as Senior Library Assistant in the College Library. 

James Shirk, new Laboratory Assistant I in the Photographic Service, is a graduate of the Air Force 
School of Photography, in Denver. 

Patricia Sisson, new Senior Library Assistant in the Gifts and Exchange Section of the Acquisitions 
Department, is a graduate of San Diego State College. She has taught in the St. Louis public school system 
and has worked for the San Diego Public Library and the Los Angeles State College Library. 

Mrs. Nancy Smart, newly appointed Senior Library Assistant in the Biomedical Library, is a graduate 
of UCLA and has taught elementary school in Columbia, Missouri. 

Mrs. Gwendoline Hill has resigned as Senior Library Assistant in the College Library to move to San 
Diego. 

Constance Strickland has resigned from her position as Principal Library Assistant in the Acquisitions 
Department in order to complete work on her librarianship degree. 

Staff Activities 

Charlotte Georgi will be a member of a panel discussing "Women's Viewpoint in a Changing World" 
at the annual convention of the National Association of Bank Women, meeting in Pasadena on October 10 
to 13. 

Robert F. Lewis participated in a panel discussion on "Rules, Interlibrary Loans, and Ethics" at a 
meeting of the Medical Library Group of Southern California last week in Remington-Rand Auditorium, and 
Louise Darling reported on the annual conference of the Medical Library Association during a roundup of 
ALA, MLA, and SLA meetings. 

SLA Chapters Meet 

Winifred Sewell, President of the Special Libraries Association, and Paul Jordan-Smith, author and 
critic, will address the annual joint meeting of Southern California, San Francisco Bay Area, and San Diego 
Chapters of SLA on Saturday, October 8, at a 12:30 p.m. luncheon at the Huntington-Sheraton Hotel in 
Pasadena. Prepaid reservations ($3.50) should be sent by October 3 to Mrs. Rita Gurnee, Reference Li-J 
brarian, Mt. San Antonio College, in Walnut. 



September 30, I960 163 

Two Reports 

The First Annual Report of the School of Library Service, for the year 1959-1960, has been issued. 
In it, Mr. Powell takes special note of Mr. Horn's achievements in readying the School for its opening 
this fall: 

"... We shall open for instruction, as scheduled, on September 19, 1960, thanks to the extraordinary 
devotion, intelligence, and energy of a single man — Andrew H. Horn. Returning to the campus of his alma 
mater at an initial sacrifice, Dr. Horn cheerfully accepted his responsibility; and I cannot open this report 
without rendering him my heartfelt thanks. The School will be forever in his debt for what he did for it 
in this pioneer year. I am glad to report that the year ended with his appointment to the associate profes- 
sorship. During 1960/61, i.e., until I am relieved of my duties as University Librarian, he will also be 
the Assistant Dean of the School." 

The seventeenth annual Report of the Director of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, for 
1959-1960, has been made to the Clark Library Committee. 

The Library's already pre-eminent collections on the Age of Dryden (1640-1700) and Oscar Wilde 
(1880-1900), were further enriched during the year by the addition of extraordinary materials in printed, 
manuscript, and pictorial form, Mr. Powell reports. "Once again," he writes, by way of example, "the 
advantage of on-the-spot buying accrued to the Library, as it did on my earlier trips abroad in 1950/51 
and 1957, when I walked into a London bookshop at the precise moment the proprietor was unpacking a 
case of manuscripts he had purchased at a country house in Gloucestershire, where they had been pre- 
served in perfect condition since they were written during the years from 1665 to 1693. They became the 
property of the Clark Library by an immediate cash transaction." 

Other notable acquisitions resulting from his recent book-buying trip to Europe are noted in detail. 

Copies of both reports are available on request, from the School of Library Service and the Librarian s 
Office, respectively. 

Boggs Books 

The Library has purchased the Boggs collection of Latin American folklore, one of the richest collec- 
tions of its kind. It was formed by Ralph S. Boggs, Professor of Spanish Language and Folklore at the 
University of Miami, and the compiler of "Folklore Bibliography," which has appeared annually since 1938 
in the Southern Folklore Quarterly. 

The four tons of books, pamphlets, and journals comprising the collection have now arrived at the 
Library, where they are housed temporarily on the sixth level of the main bookstack. The Mayflower firm 
transported the materials from Miami to Los Angeles, the cargo being described on their shipping order as 
"used household goods." 

Gift of a Printing Block for a Sutra 

The Oriental Library has received a woodblock of a Buddhist sutra as a gift from Lewis A. Maverick, 
formerly Professor of Economics on this campus, and later at Southern Illinois University. The block, 
measuring 8'4 by 32/4 inches, dates from the seventeenth or eighteenth century and is carved with Chinese 
characters on both sides. From it eight pages of the anonymous Pratyutpannasamadhi sutra, in a Chinese 
version supposedly by Lokakshema, can be printed. 

R. E. F. in New Position 

Robert E. Fessenden, formerly of the College Library, has resigned his position with the Public Library 
of Portland and Multnomah County, Oregon, to become Librarian of the Oregon Historical Society. 



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"The Future Beckons . . ." 

"The development of UCLA is almost without precedent in the annals of American higher education. 
The formal dedication of this campus in Westwood took place in March, 1930. Thirty years later one finds 
a vast complex of buildings, 17,000 students, a faculty which has built a world-wide reputation, and 1,500,000 
volumes in the several libraries. Naturally this has been the work of many, but I am sure that no one will 
take umbrage if I pause to pay special tribute to Edward A. Dickson and express regret that he is not witii 
us today. To a remarkable degree he combined vision with tenacity. Against what at times seemed insuper- 
able odds, he gained his unselfish victory. The once placid Rancho San Jose de Buenos Ayres has become 
today a bustling creative center of scholarly activity. 

"But now the future beckons, indeed, demands — and with urgency. The 17,000 students will become 
with certainty 27,000, including the health sciences, in six short years. The faculty and staff must be in- 
creased in this period by a full thousand gifted men and women. A minimum of $150,000,000 will be required 
for libraries, laboratories, classrooms, hospital facilities and student housing. The 1,500,000 library vol- 
umes must grow to not less than 4,000,000. 

"A whole new concept of student life is at our doorstep in the form of a much expanded student union 
and two great new dormitories with others to come until 25% of the student body is housed on this campus. 
The vision of a rich, balanced human as well as academic experience at last can be brought to reality for 
the UCLA student." 

— Franklin D. Murphy, on the 
occasion of his inauguration 
as Chancellor, September 23. 

UCLA at CLA 

William Osuga will speak on "The Acquisition of Government Publications" at the meeting of the Docu- 
ments Committee next Wednesday during the California Library Association's annual conference in Pasadena. 
Herbert Ahn, Chairman of the Committee, will preside for the meeting, and will discuss the embassies of 
foreign governments as sources of free materials for libraries. 

■ Page Ackerman will preside as Chairman of the Professional Education and Recruitment Committee 
meeting on the same day. On Thursday, Andrew Horn, President of the College, University and Research 
Libraries Section, will chair the meeting which Dean McHenry will address, as mentioned in our last issue. 

B. Lamar Johnson, Professor of Education, will speak on junior college standards, in an address en- 
titled, "Where Do We Go From Here?," at the Junior College Librarians Round Table meeting on Friday 
morning. 

Archer Taylor Festschrift 

Archer Taylor, Emeritus Professor of German on the Berkeley campus, bibliographer of riddles and pro- 
verbs, and renowned scholarly bookman— he is the author of Renaissance Guides to Books (1945) and Book 
Catalogues: Their Varieties and Uses (1957), among many others— has been honored by the publication of 
a collection of 33 essays, Humaniora: Essays in Literature, Folklore, Bibliography, Honoring Archer Taylor 
on His Seventieth Birthday, published this year by J. J. Augustin, of Locust Valley, New York. The volume 
was edited by Wayland D. Hand, Professor of German and Folklore, and Gustave 0. Arlt, Dean of the Grad- 
uate Division and Professor of Germanic Languages, both of this campus. It includes as well a contribution 
by Hugh G. Dick, Professor of English at UCLA, on "Samuel Paterson, Cataloguer Extraordinary," in which 
good use is made of early book auction catalogues in the Library's Department of Special Collections. 



September 30, 1960 165 

Guide to Reference Books (South African Sector) 

"People found that without a reference booic they could not get free medical attention — or even get 
married," reads a random sentence that caught the eye of one of our reference librarians while scanning 
the book reviews in the August 11 issue of The Listener (London). The book under discussion is Brief 
Authority, by Charles Hooper, whom the article further identifies as follows: "Father Hooper is South 
African born. He was the priest in charge of Zeerust at the time when the African women of the district 
decided that they would not be forced to carry reference books (the contemporary euphemism for 'passes')." 

Looking further into this novel use for what he naively thought to be the tools of his calling, our ref- 
erence librarian learned, belatedly, to be sure, that "by the end of February 1956, 2,231,600 reference 
books had been issued to African men" by the Minister of Native Affairs, this from A Survey of Race Rela- 
tions in South Africa, 1955-1956, compiled by Muriel Horrell for the South African Institute of Race Rela- 
tions, in Johannesburg. Africans previously exempted from the pass laws, the Survey reports, "are issued 
with reference books with green covers instead of the normal brown . . . Ministers of the Church who are 
marriage officers, chiefs and headmen, teachers in state, community or state-aided schools, professional 
men, court-interpreters and registered voters in the Cape, may also apply for these green-covered reference 
books." 

In describing the introduction at this time of reference books for African women, formerly not required 
to carry passes, the Survey gives more particulars. "These have blue covers and are contained in blue 
wallets. A woman pays 3s. 6d. for the necessary photographs and the wallet. The book is in five sections. 
The first includes the woman's photograph, identity number, name, racial group, tribe and citizenship. The 
next has spaces for influx permits, the woman's address, and the parent or guardian's consent to her de- 
parture from his control. The third section, completion of which is voluntary, gives particulars of her em- 
ployment. Next is a section for additional information sucii as concessions in respect of curfew regula- 
tions and Native law and custom. Finally there is a page for particulars of the woman's marital status 
and the name, identity number and address of her husband, parent or guardian. All African women who 
have attained the age of 16 will eventually be required to possess these reference books." 

The recipients were not always appreciative, for we are told that 'two African women were later con- 
victed of collecting and burning 142 of the books," and so book-burning, too, has come to the Native peoples. 

Mitchell and Hart Volumes Announced 

Two books have just been published by the California Library Association and may be obtained 
through its Berkeley headquarters (829 Coventry Road) or at the CLA Conference next week in Pasadena. 

Mitchell of California; the Memoirs of Sydney B. Mitchell, Librarian, Teacher, Gardener, contains 
a preface by Mr. Powell. Several members of our staff — present and past — have had a part in the prepa- 
ration of these memoirs for publication, working from the chapters Mr. Mitchell had finished and some 
unfinished memoirs Mrs. Mitchell had transcribed. A tape recording of an interview with Mr. Mitchell by 
Andrew Horn and Neal Harlow, made on behalf of the Library History Committee of the CLA, provided 
the content of a chapter on the Library School at Berkeley. Cora Brandt's article on Mr. Mitchell as a 
horticulturist, first published in the journal of the California Horticultural Society, is included in the 
volume. Betty Rosenberg prepared a Mitchell bibliography covering both librarianship and gardening, in- 
terspersed with "salt and pepper extracts" from Mr. Mitchell's writings. The volume was printed in the 
Netherlands by Menno llertzberger. It sells for 85.00. 

Fine Printing in California, by James D. Hart, is the first in the CLA's Keepsake Series. It is the 
text of Mr. Hart's address delivered at tiie closing general session of the CLA's annual conference in 
1959, in Sacramento, and it lias been printed by Roger Levenson at the Tamalpais Press, Berkeley The 
price is $1.00. 



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En av Amerikas Ledande Biblioteksmdn 

Having reported Mr. Powell's fame in Frankfurt as "der grosse nordamerikanische Bibliothekar," in 
the last issue of the UCLA Librarian, it is also worthy of note that Robert Vosper is identified by Mr. Ulf 
Abel, of Stockholm, as "en av Amerikas ledande biblioteksman," in an article on "Libraries in the Midwest" 
("Bibliotek i Mellanvastern"), in the Nordisk Tidskrift for Bok-och Biblioteksvasen. Argang XLVI, 1959. 



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Angeles 24. Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: 
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Volume 14, Number 1 October 14, 1960 

From the Librarian 

On Monday I was luncheon guest of Dean Martlia Boaz at USC, following which I spoke to her library 
school students and faculty on the opportunities in college and university library work. 

On Tuesday I substituted for Chancellor Murphy as luncheon speaker at the Pacific Palisades Women's 
Club. My subject was my recent trip abroad. 

The library schools at Berkeley and Los Angeles now have a single advisory council of librarians in 
the field, the first meeting of which occurred during the CLA conference. Also in attendance were Messrs. 
Merritt, Mosher, Coney, and Wight from the north, and Messrs. Horn and Lubetzky, Mrs. Keatinge, Miss 
Boyd, and myself, from the south. Chaired by Stanley McElderrv the meeting was on topics both technical 
and philosophical, with that very old chestnut "administrator and or bookman" coming in for a quick re- 
roasting. 

Mrs. Sayers' talk to the librar)' school class and faculty on her summer behind the Iron Curtain brought 
a number of visitors from CLA who lunched afterward at the Faculty Center in affectionate tribute to the 
eloquent traveler. They included Eric Moon, Editor of the Library Journal, Margaret Girdner, Sister Mary 
Alma, and Father William Monaghan, all of the University of San Francisco, Sister Mary Concordia, medical 
librarian of Queen of the Angels Hospital, Hazel Vaughn, head of Beverly Hills schools libraries, Alan 
Covey, librarian of Sacramento State College, and J. R. Blanchard, University librarian on the Davis campus. 

L.C.P. 

Staff Activities 

Everett Moore will be a member of a panel discussing "What Is the Responsibility of the Junior College 
Library?" at the Fall meeting tomorrow of the Southern California Junior College Association, to be held 
at Santa Monica City College. 

Johanna Tallnian will participate in a discussion of "Collection, Organization, Classification, and 
Indexing, during the morning session on October 25 of the annual meeting of the American Documentation 
Institute, to be held October 23 to 27 at the Hotel Claremont in Berkeley, in cooperation with University 
Extension on the Berkeley campus. 

Tea for the Library School 

The Library Staff Association will be host at a tea to welcome the staff and students of the School 
of Library Service on Thursday, October 27, at 4 p.m. in the Staff Room. 



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Personnel Notes 

Mrs. Irene Bray, new Librarian I in the Institute of Industrial Relations Library, is a graduate of UCLA 
and formerly worked in the Acquisitions Department. Since receiving her Master's degree at the School of 
Librarianship on the Berkeley campus in 1958, she has served in the Santa Monica Public Library. 

Loraine Sneath, Librarian I, has joined the Serials Section of the Acquisitions Department to replace 
Nancy Towle. A graduate of the University of Denver School of Library Science, Miss Sneath comes to UCLA 
from the library of St. Vincent's College of Nursing. She is the compiler of the Cumulative Index to the 
Annual Reports of the National League of Nursing Education, 1940-50, and has published other writings on 
library service in schools of nursing. 

Lillian Mancini, Librarian I in the Circulation Department, has resigned to accept a position as a chil- 
dren's librarian at the Santa Monica Public Library. 

Mrs. Alice Espey has been reclassified from Senior Library Assistant to Principal Library Assistant 
in the Catalog Department. 

Mrs. Frances Rose, Typist-Clerk in the Graduate Reading Room of the Reference Department, has been 
reclassified to Senior Library Assistant. 

Dorothy White has been reclassified from Typist-Clerk to Senior Library Assistant in the Music Library. 

Mrs. Helen Barton has been employed in the College Library as a Senior Library Assistant. Mrs. Barton 
holds an Associate of Arts degree from Riverside City College, and she has operated a bookmobile for the 
City of Riverside Library. 

Odessia ]. Enner, newly employed Senior Library Assistant in the Catalog Department, earned her 
Bachelor s degree in business education at Lincoln University, in Jefferson City, Missouri. 

Visitors 

Mile. Jacqueline Aviet, director of the Office du Tourisme Universitaire et Scolaire, in Paris, visited 
the Library on September 27 and had a tour witli Michele Gelperin, a long-time friend from their student days 
at the Sorbonne. Mile. Aviet came here from Mexico, where she attended the annual conference of the Ex- 
periment in International Living. On campus she conferred witii Professor Jolin Lapp, Chairman of the French 
Department, and Raymond Picard, Visiting Professor of French. Following a tour of several universities, 
she will participate in the National Conference on Undergraduate Study Abroad, in Chicago, and the Inter- 
national Conference of Travel Bureaus, to be held in Amsterdam by the national unions of students. 

Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Baranger, of Costa Mesa, accompanied by Professors Claude E. Jones and E. 
Maurice Bloch, visited the Library on October 4 to see the Whistler exhibit, which includes items from their 
collections. 

Bella Shachtman, Head of the Catalog and Records Section at the Department of Agriculture Library, in 
Washington, and Juliane Heyman, who was in charge of setting up libraries in South Vietnam for the American 
Library Association, visited the Library on October 4. They were members of the course on information re- 
trieval being given on campus by Dr. Robert Hayes. 

William O. Steele, author and folklorist of Tennessee, was a guest of Mrs. MacCann on Monday at the 
University Elementary School and at a luncheon at the Faculty Center. Mr. Steele came to California to 
attend the CLA conference in Pasadena and went from here to Kansas to receive the William Allen White 
Children's Book Award. 

Winifred Sewell, of New Brunswick, New Jersey, President of the Special Libraries Association, visited 
the Engineering Library and the Main Library last Tuesday, and was entertained ai a luncheon by Mrs. Tallman. 



October 14, I960 



A Note for the Staff from Mr. Vosper 

In 1952 after eight lively years with Larry Powell at UCLA I went off to KU to join Franklin Murphy 
in the second year of his Chancellorship. Now just eight years later I'm set to join Chancellor Murphy in 
his second year at UCLA. In Los Angeles, the week before last, I met with the architects for the new 
North Campus Library building to be funded in the coming legislative year. Then I flew back to Lawrence 
to meet with the architects for a major addition to the KU Library, also to be funded in the coming legis- 
lative year. 

As I told a group at the UCLA Faculty Center the other day, some of my friends think I must be in the 
hands of the fates; others suggest the analogy of a squirrel in a circular, rotating cage. Certainly the se- 
quence of events bringing me back with you is fortuitous as well as, for me, extremely happy. 

The next eight-year cycle will be exciting for all of us. UCLA and its libraries will have the support, 
moral and financial, to achieve the scholarly distinction many of us have long aspired to, and to achieve 
it in short order. Out of my earlier experience with Chancellor Murphy I propose that anyone subject to 
dizzy spells or tension at high speeds should stock up on Mothersill's or some equivalent nostrum. Every- 
one's imagination and energy will be taxed, impatiently, to the limit, but the rewards for the gifted and 
creative ones among us will be fully as great as their aspirations. For the others, I can only forewarn, 
it will be a startling experience; even seat belts won't protect them against the shocks of jet-propelled 
library growth. 

I'm indebted to all of you on the Library staff and faculty for the heart-warming reception I had on my 
recent brief visit, and I'm especially indebted to Larry Powell for his extraordinary generosity of spirit. 
My only regret is that there simply was not time to meet with each of you personally. The visit was nec- 
essarily short because I've hardly unpacked from last year, and furthermore, the time I had available in 
Los Angeles disappeared quickly while I waited to make a left turn against the traffic onto campus. Next 
time I'll use a helicopter. I assume, by the way, that there'll be a landing deck atop the new North Campus 
Library building? That truck loading dock, Paul Miles, will soon be an anachronism. 

Robert Vosper 

Blue Cross Memberships Open 

Full-time employees may apply, by October 20, for membership in the University Blue Cross Health 
Plan, to be effective from December 1. Information and enrollment materials are available from the Per- 
sonnel Office. 

G. R. W. Also in Tashkent 

Following close on the heels of Harold Lamb, whose post card from Tashkent we reported in a recent 
issue, was Gordon Williams, formerly Assistant Librarian, and now Director of the Midwest Interlibrary 
Center. He writes from Samarkand, "the 'city old as time,' destroyed by Alexander, rebuilt by Tamerlane, 
ruined again by time and earthquakes. I am almost to China, and find the people here fascinating and 
colorful." Mr. Williams is traveling in the U.S.S.R. in the interests of MILC's serials exchange program. 

Thomas G. Wilson 

Donald and Mary Wilson report the birth of their first child, Thomas G., on September 26. Don is now 
Librarian II in the Technical Processes division at Alameda State College, and formerly was Stack Super- 
visor in the Circulation Department here; Mary has served in our Catalog Department, Geology Library, 
Circulation Department, and the Bureau of Governmental Research. 



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Dedication and Revelation at Bloomington 

One of the prized possessions of the Indiana University Library is the original manuscript of Lew 
Wallace's Ben Hur. Twelve important leaves are missing from it, according to the Library's catalog. Their 
whereabouts has been a mystery —or had been, until a few days ago. 

In his dedicatory address at the formal opening of the Lilly Library at Bloomington on October 3, Frederick 
B. Adams, Jr., Director of the Pierpont Morgan Library, remarked, "Your catalog is incorrect in stating that 
twelve leaves are wanting. Actually there are twenty -seven." Some nervous laughter followed this remark, 
and, reports Wilbur Smith, who represented us at the ceremonies, Mr. Adams paused for precisely the required 
number of seconds for the best effect. Then he drew out from beneath the lectern a bundle containing the 
twenty-seven leaves, the property, he said, of the Morgan Library, and gracefully presented them to Herman 
B. Wells, President of Indiana University. 

The Lilly Library, located, as the song goes, "in the heart of the campus," is a handsome limestone 
building capable of housing more than 500,000 volumes and three million manuscript pieces. It is strictly 
a "special collections operation," with David Randall as librarian, heading a professional staff of ten full- 
time appointees. At its opening it contained about 7.5,000 rare books and 1,500,000 manuscripts. On dis- 
play were a selection of about 1000 pieces, the greater part of them gifts of Indiana University's great bene- 
factor, J. K. Lilly, Jr., who was present at the dedication. 

California Library Association Conference 

The 62nd annual conference of the CLA met at tlie Huntington-Sheraton Hotel in Pasadena last week, 
October 4-7. "People: the Reason for Libraries was its theme. 

The following reports of several of the meetings liave been prepared by members of our staff. 

Linus Pauling at the First General Session 

For a conference devoted to the topic, "People: the Reason for Libraries, no better keynote speaker 
could have been chosen than Linus Pauling, Professor of Chemistry at the California Institute of Technology, 
Nobel Laureate in Chemistry (1954), recipient of a multitude of scientific awards and honorary degrees, and 
humanitarian par excellence. Dr. Pauling, after a masterful introduction by Andrew Horn, President of the 
College, University, and Research Libraries Section, spoke on "'The Molecular Theory of Civilization," 
classing every human being as a molecule in the body of civilization. Defining science as the objective 
study of the world, and philosophy as the subjective study of the world. Dr. Pauling told how he has become 
increasingly more interested in philosophy as he grows older, adding that he believes the writings of our 
contemporaries to be more important than the writings of the ancients. 

Now actively working in the realm of biochemistry. Dr. Pauling described the discovery of the makeup 
of human blood molecules, and in particular the abnormal blood molecule which is typical of the disease 
known as sickle-cell anemia. This led him to enunciate his principle of "least suffering" in the world as 
opposed to the oft-stated desire for the "greatest good." Dr. Pauling firmly subscribes to the former. 

With refreshing candor he touched on virtually every major controversial subject: religion, voluntary 
limitation of progeny by those who carry hereditary diseases (such as the above-mentioned sickle-cell 
anemia), the cold war, immorality in advertising. In particular he spoke against the manufacturers of ciga- 
rettes, claiming that smoking one pack per day will shorten life expectancy by eight years. He believes 
cigarette advertising to be immoral. 

Dr. Pauling proposes a new golden rule for men of good will: "Do unto others twenty per cent better 
than you would have them do unto you, in order to allow for subjective error." (D. V. B.) 



October 14, 1960 



Professional Education and Recruitment 

Page Ackerman, Chairman of the Professional Education and Recruitment Committee, conducted a 
brief business meeting of her committee, and then introduced Ruth Maguire, Counselor, of Bakersfield 
College, who spoke on the counselor's problems in representing the profession of librarianship to the 
junior college student. She emphasized the present negative reaction of most students to a career which 
they feel is lacking in opportunities for service or creative activity, and discussed the kind of information 
needed by the counselor and how librarians can distribute it effectively. The meeting closed with a lively 
discussion period and an announcement by Arlene Hope of the State Library of the continuance of the li- 
brary school fellowship program for another five-year period. (P. A.) 

Staff Organizations Round Table 

Mrs. Martha Van Horn, Kern County Free Library, presided as chairman over the meeting of the Staff 
Organizations Round Table on October 7. A panel discussion of problems faced and solved by staff asso- 
ciations was entitled "We Can Solve Your Problem." Frankie Castelletto, Los Angeles Public Library, 
served as moderator, and presented Abraham Orenstein, Riverside Public Library, who talked on interper- 
sonal relations between staff and administration; Lillian Speer, San Bernardino County Library, who spoke 
about organizational problems of staff associations; and Mrs. Ellen Underwood, Kern County Free Library, 
who discussed the work of her association for staff welfare and the furtherance of professional interests. 

(J. R. C.) 

Coulter Luncheon: "Creation of the United Nations" 

C. Easton Rothwell, President of Mills College, gave the annual lecture in honor of Professor Emeritus 
Edith M. Coulter at a luncheon sponsored by the Alumni Association of the School of Librarianship on the 
Berkeley campus, speaking on "The Creation of the United Nations." As Executive Secretary of the Secre- 
tariat of the United Nations Conference on International Organization at San Francisco in 1945, he had 
an important part in the founding of the UN and in the writing of the Charter. 

President Rothwell emphasized the dynamic nature of the United Nations, pointing out that few could 
foresee the great growth in its membership within its first fifteen years nor a twelve-year cold war between 
East and West. Although the League of Nations had provided some experience in international organization, 
he said, the role to be played by the UN was unknown, and the writing of a charter which would satisfy 
the many interests represented was enormously difficult. The Charter that was adopted, following long 
discussions and negotiations, was, he believes, a good one from the beginning, having a flexibility which 
has enabled the UN frequently to adjust to new and dangerous situations that have threatened the peace 
of the world. 

Now, on the eve of the fifteenth anniversary of the Charter's ratification, when the UN has become in 
many ways a different organization from that in 1945, it is necessary to look anew at it. Dr. Rothwell said, 
to consider what changes should be made to strengthen the world organization and to help it to serve more 
effectively the cause of peace. 

Dr. Rothwell' s account of last-minute printing and binding problems in readying the signature copies 
of the Charter was a fascinating bibliographical footnote to the address. 

William S. Geller (Los Angeles County Public Library), Vice President of the Alumni Association, 
presided in the absence of President David W. Heron, who is in Okinawa. Acting Dean LeRoy C. Merritt 
and Dean Powell reported briefly on the Mother and Son library schools at Berkeley and Los Angeles. 
(J. R. C.) 



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Regional Resources Coordinating Committee 

The Northern and Southern Divisions of the Regional Resources Coordinating Committee met together 
in a business meeting on October 5. Jane Wilson of the Asia Foundation Library, state chairman, presided. 
James Cox, Southern Division Chairman, spoke briefly on the work in progress of the southern half of the 
committee, and then presented Judson Voyles, Long Beach Public Library, and Mrs. Elton Terry, Los 
Angeles County Public Library, who reported on the two projects now before the southern group, the Inven- 
tory of Cooperative Bibliographic Projects among libraries in California and the development of a union 
list of fine arts periodicals in southern California libraries. A questionnaire is now being developed for 
the Inventory, to be sent out later this year to libraries throughout the state. A questionnaire to determine 
interest in the union list had already been sent to southern California libraries and a very favorable re- 
sponse was reported by Mrs. Terry. 

Margaret Rocq of the Northern Division reported on progress in preparing a second edition of the Cali- 
fornia Local History Bibliography. Reports of holdings have now been received from most libraries and 
are being processed. Miss Wilson reported that Richard Dillon will revise his annotated list of San Fran- 
cisco Bay Area bookstores. Books and Broivsing. The Committee hopes that the California Library Asso- 
ciation will publish it for sale at the 1961 SLA convention and for distribution at the 1961 CLA conference. 
Discussion was held on the California State Library's "Last Copy Plan" and on the part the Committee 
could play in developing a bibliographic center in southern California. (J. R. C.) 

The Master Plan and California Libraries 

A program to consider the Master Plan for public higher education in California and its implications 
for libraries was sponsored by the College, University, and Research Libraries Section, presided over by 
President .Andrew H. Horn. The principal speaker was Thomas C. Holy, Special Consultant in Higher Ed- 
ucation to the President of the University of California, who described and analysed the provisions of the 
Master Plan and the Donahoe Act, which have established the general pattern for development of higher 
education in the state. Comments from the floor on their implications followed. 

Lewis Stieg, Librarian of the University of Southern California, speaking for private college and uni- 
versity libraries, described five needs: 1) for a master plan for libraries in California; 1) for recruiting 
massively for librarians; 3) for expansion of facilities for research; 4) for better instruction in the use of 
libraries; and 5) for a general referral system among libraries to care better for a broad variety of student 
needs. J. Richard Blanchard, Librarian of the Davis campus, described the efforts being made by the 
statewide University of California to meet the needs of researchers through the many libraries in this sys- 
tem. Speaking for the state colleges, Stanley McElderry, Librarian of the San Fernando Valley State College, 
referred to attempts being made to prevent unnecessary duplication of library resources. Planning for a 
more rapid rate of growth of state college libraries is essential, he said, and he hoped for development of 
greater local autonomy for the state colleges. 

T. Francis Smith, Librarian of Los Angeles City College, speaking for junior college libraries, de- 
scribed the Master Plan as an intensifying agent serving to clarify the system of offerings in higher educa- 
tion in California. Better instruction of junior college students in the use of libraries should be insisted 
on by universities in admitting students in the junior year, he said. Sherry Taylor, of the Prudential In- 
surance Company, speaking for special libraries, stated that there was need for more cooperation of spe- 
cial libraries with university libraries in order to put to greater use the resources of all kinds of libraries. 

Further comments on the University of California's efforts to implement the Master Plan were made by 
Donald Coney, Librarian of the Berkeley campus. 

The CURLS voted at the close of the meeting to establish a committee to study the development of a 
master plan for libraries in higher education in California. (E. T. M.) 



October 14, 1960 



Documents Committee 



Edwin Bates, manager of the Los Angeles Field Office of the Department of Commerce, spoke at an 
open meeting of the Documents Committee on the services of his office. If libraries have established ac- 
counts with the Superintendent of Documents, he said, they may obtain publications locally, but small or- 
ders should be sent directly to Washington. He discussed briefly some of the periodicals published by 
various agencies of the Department. 

William Osuga spoke on some of the free publications of international organizations, available to li- 
braries with limited budgets. 

Herbert Ahn, Committee Chairman, discussed the acquisition of newsletters, press releases, bulletins, 
and monographs issued by consulates, embassies, and government information centers of foreign countries. 
Although of an ephemeral nature, he said, many such publications are valuable for their timely information 
on current affairs. (H. K. A.) 

CURLS Cocktail Party 

A pleasant innovation at this year's conference was a cocktail party sponsored by the College, Uni- 
versity, and Research Libraries Section to honor the 1961 officers of CURLS and the Junior College Li- 
brarians Round Table. Guests at this poolside party included presidents, provosts, and chancellors of a 
number of colleges and universities of California. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los 
Angeles 24. Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: 
Page Ackerman, Herbert K. Ahn, Donald V. Black, James R. Cox, Sue Folz, Michele Gelperin, Anthony 
Hall, Edwin Kaye, Helene Schimansky, Wilbur Smith. 



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•••UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARY • LOS ANGELES 2 4- 



Volume 14, Number 2 October 28, 1960 



From the Librarian 

W. W. Robinson and I lunched yesterday with Myron Roberts of Claremont, editor of L. A. magazine, 
a periodical of unusual perception and honesty in treating the confused and deceptive local scene. 

Under the chairmanship of Professor William Matthews, the Library Committee met last week in my 
office. Among other reports it approved one from me on the buying 1 did while abroad last spring. 

Handy rendezvous for statewide committee meetings are the Hyatt House hotels at the Los Angeles 
and San Francisco airports. As members of the University Centennial Celebration Committee (1868-1968), 
Professors Walden Boyle, John Caughey, Ralph Cassidy, and I drove, not flew, to the local H. H. and 
joined colleagues from other campuses under the chairmanship of Provost John Saunders in a day-long 
meeting. 

Jake Zeitlin and James Hakes spoke recently to my class in Book Selection on the triumphs and trib- 
ulations of bookselling. On his visit here Robert Vosper also was a guest speaker, on bookmanship in 
libraries abroad. 

L.C.P. 

Visitors 

Mary E. Hughes and Mrs. ]oyce Ball, both of the Documents Division at the Stanford Library, visited 
the Government Publications Room on October 7 to study the procedures used in the foreign documents 
section. 

The Rev. Taiko Furukawa, Abbot of Myoshinji, Rev. ]oei Matsukura, Abbot of Ryoanji, Rev. Shinichi 
Seida, also of Myoshinji— all from Kyoto — and Rev. Eido Shimano. of Ryutokuji, in Hawaii, visited the 
Oriental Library on October 13. The four priests, all monks of the Rinzai Zen branch of Buddhism, are 
on a three-month mission to the United States. 

Several librarians from the University's Riverside campus visited various departments here on October 
14. Gordon Martin, Assistant Librarian, and Dorothea Berry, Reference Librarian, visited the Reference 
Department and the Law Library. Mrs. Frances Cassidy, Circulation Librarian, spoke to Mr. Cox about 
procedures used in issuing library cards to Extension students. Mrs. Elizabeth Pribhle, Documents Clerk, 
came to the Government Publications Room to see its arrangements and functions. Mrs. Dorothy Tingle, 
Head of the Serials Department, visited our Serials and Bindery Preparation Sections. 

Dr. Andree de Derka, Librarian of the Public Health Service of Papua and New Guinea, was a recent 
visitor at the Biomedical Library. She will spend the next six months in Washington, D. C, at the National 
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Personnel Note 

Anthony Hall, Librarian I, has been given temporary leave of absence from his duties in the Librarian's 
Office to take charge of the Circulation Department's Loan Division (luring Mrs. Alva Pittman's maternity 
leave. 

Staff Activities 

Mr. Powell has written, for the "Speaking of Books" column in the October 16 issue of The New York 
Times Book Review, of the "bookscapes" of Western America created by such non-Westerners as Richard 
Henry Dana, in Two Years Before the fAast, Robert Louis Stevenson, in The Silverado Squatters, and Joseph 
Wood Krutch, in his recent books on the Southwest. 

Around the World in Sixty Books (actually sixty-one; a "bonus book* completes the list) has been com- 
piled by Mr. Powell to fulfill a jesting promise to the readers of his column in Westways. His brief and 
personal notes show how each book relates, by free association at times, to a stage in his recent circum- 
navigation. 

Doyce Nunis speaks today on "The History of Oral History," at the Severance Club. 

On Thursday of last week, Mr. Nunis addressed a meeting of the Pasadena Historical Society on the 
subject of "Benjamin Davis Wilson, California Don." 

Charlotte Georgi is serving as a member of the Advisory Council of the Southern California Chapter 
of the Special Libraries Association, and as chairman of its Business and Social Sciences Section. She 
has also been appointed West Coast Editor for the Advertising Division Bulletin, an SLA publication. 

SLA Luncheon 

The School of Library Service was host at a luncheon for Winifred Sewell, president of the Special 
Libraries Association, at the Faculty Center on October 11. Present were members of the executive board 
of the Southern California Chapter of SLA: Nathan Sands, of Librascope, Chapter president; Doris Banks 
of Hughes Aircraft; Fred Farhat, also of Hughes; Andrew Click, of Lockheed Aircraft; Dr. L. H. Linder, 
of Aeronutronics; and Helen Waldron, of the Rand Corporation. Roy Holleman, president of the San Diego 
Chapter, was also present, as were Miss Darling, Miss Georgi, Mr. Horn, Mr. Moore, Miss More, and Mrs. 
Tallman. 

Discussion was principally devoted to education for special library service. In the afternoon the group 
had a further exchange of views with Mr. Powell. 

Oxford a Lively Place for the Grahams 

Mrs. Gladys Graham, our Education Librarian on leave, writes from England that Oxford is "as far 
from being an ivory-tower, or an academic cloister, as one can get. The streets are so overrun with towns- 
people, and with students running around in their tattered and frayed commoner's gowns that pedestrians 
have a hard time fighting their way along the sidewalks, and the traffic is so busy with trucks, cars, mo-peds, 
and bicycles that one can't take to the streets." 

Mrs. Graham is assisting her husband, Malbone, in his research on James Bryce. "While burying our- 
selves most of the daytime hours in the Bodleian," she says, "I can't say that we've become recluses or 
are living the contemplative life (though there are times when 1 declare that I have taken the veil for James 
Bryce) . . . Our work is fascinating and we have nothing but praise for the courtesy and helpfulness of 
the staff of the Western Manuscripts Division. We had, of course, to read a solemn oath promising not to 
abstract any materials (and when I questioned that, they explained it meant 'steal'), mar, deface, or defile, 
start any conflagrations, etc. . . ." 



October 28, 1960 



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An O'Cosey Exhibit 

Books, correspondence, and manuscripts of Sean O'Casey from the collection of Chancellor Franklin 
D. Murphv will be on exhibit in the Main Librar\- from November 3 to 30. Included in the exhibit, together 

with a number of first editions and proof copies of O'Casey's 
plavs, are several letters to Dr. Murphy and a photograph depict- 
ing O'Casey wearing a cap sent to him from Tashkent by the 
then Chancellor of the University of Kansas. 



The playwright, who celebrated his eightieth birthday earlier 
this year, made his name in the mid-twenties as a chronicler 
of the Dublin slums during the "Troubles" of 1916 to 1922. He 
is credited with giving to the Abbey Theatre a new direction 
with his vigorous and expressive characterizations. From 1939 
to 1954, although continuing to write plays, he wrote a series 
of six autobiographies, .\daptations of O'Casey's autobiograph- 
ical works will be produced bv the Theatre Group in two parts, 
"I Knock at the Door" (November 10-14), and "Pictures in the 
HalUvay" (November 17-21), in the amphitheater of Haines Hall. 

O'Casev was obliged bv circumstances to change his name 
as his political fortunes changed. Thus, a political pamphlet, 
written after the Easter uprising in Dublin in 1916, was signed 
P. 0. Cathasaigh, the Gaelic equivalent of O'Casev. Again, in 1921 an eviction notice served against him 
was made out for John O'Casey, John being the .Anglicized version of Sean. In a letter to Dr. Murphy, 
O'Casey has explained that he used John because the eviction notice, or "Notice to Quit," would not then 
be binding in an English court. 

"Surgery of the Neck" Exhibit 

The Biomedical Librar)^ will show, through Novemlier 30, an exhibition of books, color photographs, 
drawings, and surgical instruments pertaining to "Surgery of the Neck." The display was originally pre- 
pared bv Joel J. Pressman, Professor of Surger}' and Assistant Dean of the School of Medicine, and Mildred 
Burtz Simon, Laboratory Technician in the Department of Surgery, and constructed by the Division of Visual 
Aids of the School of Medicine, for showing at the annual clinical congress of the American College of 
Surgeons, which met in San Francisco earlier this month. Thomas Higdon assembled the exhibit for its 
showing in the Biomedical Library. 




Tempest over Coffin Nails 

"Sir: I'm prettv sure Pauling said four years for one pack a day, eight years for two packs a day. It's 
rather important." This is the message received from John E. Smith, Public Librarian of Santa Barbara, 
referring of course to Don Black's report of Linus Pauling's address at the Pasadena CL.\ Conference 
{VCLA Librarian, October 14), in which Dr. Pauling was said to have claimed "that smoking one pack per 
day will shorten life expectancy by eight years. 

Mr. Black stands by his report. That's what his notes said, he says. Mr. Horn, who introduced Dr. 
Pauling, can only recall that he felt a little self-conscious lighting up at the luncheon after the address. 

Our advice to Mr. Smith is to go easy on the cigarettes until the tape recording can reveal what Dr. 
Pauling really said. 



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On Libraries in Moscow 

Andreas Tietze, Associate Professor of Turkish and Persian, has icindly written these notes for the 
UCLA Librarian on his recent visits to libraries in Moscow. 

During my one-weeic stay in Moscow in August, I took four afternoons and one morning off 
from the sessions of the International Congress of Orientalists and visited some of the public 
libraries of the city, with a list in my pocket of about twenty items, books and articles, most of 
them in Tatar languages, which I had not been able to find in United States libraries. I thus 
visited the Library of Foreign Literature (only Mr. O'Brien knows how to spell its long Russian 
name), the Library of the Institute of Linguistics, the so-called "Fundamental Library of the 
Academy, the Lenin State Library, and the library of the Oriental Institute (the old Lazarev In- 
stitute). As an over-all observation I may say two things: L Everywhere I was received in 
the friendliest manner, and 2. All of these libraries are located in quite old and apparently in- 
adequate buildings. 

In the library of the Linguistic Institute (Institute lazykoznaniia) on Volkhonka Street, a 
pretty street on the bank of the river Moskva, I found three of the items on my list. I asked 
whether I could have microfilms. They had no photographic service there, but, they said, 
they could have them done for me at the Academy. I gave my Los Angeles address. The li- 
brarian asked when I was going to leave. I told her (it was three days later). She wrote down 
her phone number and asked me to call before I left: "Perhaps we can have them ready for you," 
she said. They were. 

The Lenin State Library is the largest of the Moscow libraries, and probably one of the larg- 
est libraries throughout the world. It is said to house 21 million "depository units, whatever 
that means. The staff numbers 2,000 and several hundreds. I registered at the gate and was 
issued an entrance pass with one year validity (160,000 are issued every year). Then I was di- 
rected to the cataloguing department, section of "national" languages (i.e., non-Russian lan- 
guages of the USSR). I had to walk through long corridors and room after room full of card 
catalogues. In the section for national languages, the staff proved very helpful and expert. 
There were twenty catalogues for the various Turkic languages alone, and each one had sep- 
arate author and subject catalogues. Here I found the call numbers of all the books I had been 
looking for, with the exception of those in Russian, which I later looked up in the general 
catalogue. I also completed by bibliography by looking through the catalogue of unprinted 
theses and the (breath-taking) subject catalogue of articles from periodicals, this one alone 
filling what seemed to me several times the space of our UCLA card catalogue. 

In the meantime I had already ordered the books in the research reading room (all reading 
rooms together seat 2,200 persons, and they seemed quite full) and when I came back, they 
were there. One of the cataloguers, who had noticed my interest in the library, had presented 
me with a guide of the library, a 200 page booklet. It did not escape the watchful eye of the 
policeman who controls the exit of the building; but my explanation in broken Russian con- 
vinced him that I was not trying to steal state property, and I was allowed to take it out. 

Papers from the Orientalists' Congress 

Harold Lamb, back from the USSR, and preparing to leave for a quick trip to Iran as guest of the Shah, 
brought the Library nine papers presented by the USSR delegation at the XXV International Congress of 
Orientalists, all in English translation. They were presented in Section X of the Congress, "The History 
of Central Asia," the section in which Mr. Lamb presented his paper. 



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Report of the African Bibliographer's Trip 

Mary Ryan, African Bibliographer, recently reported to the Librarian's Conference on the meeting of 
the African Studies Association which she attended last month in Hartford, Connecticut, and on her visits 
to libraries having special collections of African materials. Some 250 fellows, associates, and guests 
attended this third annual meeting of the Association, held in the Hartford Seminary Foundation, September 
5-7. Miss Ryan was one of eight librarians present, and they were invited to attend the two meetings of 
the ASA's Libraries Committee held during the conference. 

Among the subjects discussed by the Libraries Committee were: the African newspaper microfilm 
project, microfilming of African government gazettes, the proposed guide to African materials in the Na- 
tional Archives, the recent survey on the proposal to extend the Farmington Plan to Africa, out-of-print 
Africana classics, lists of research in progress on African subjects, and indexes to dissertations on 
African topics. The Chief of the Africana Section of the Library of Congress, Dr. Conrad Reining, re- 
ported on activities of the Library in this field, and mentioned the forthcoming guide to official publica- 
tions of British East Africa, the new edition of Ajrican Newspapers Currently Received in Selected Amer- 
ican Libraries, to appear shortly, and a card index to African periodicals. He also reported on his meet- 
ings with various Africanists during the summer and noted the suggestion by an English librarian that an 
international clearing house for information useful to African and Africana libraries be established, and 
that an international conference of African bibliographers be held. 

On her trip. Miss Ryan visited the Hoover Institution, the University at Berkeley, the Schomburg Col- 
lection of the New York Public Library, the United Nations Library, Harvard, Boston University, the Li- 
brary of Congress, Howard University, and Northwestern University, consulting with librarians about col- 
lecting policies and limitations, staff and budgets, use and handling of publications in African vernaculars, 
collecting of African ephemera, newspapers, serials, and bibliographies, and the employment of African 
vendors. She did some book buying in New York, and obtained some useful periodical issues at the United 
States Book Exchange in Washington. 

Loose Ends by R. H. D. 

The UCLA Librarian's "City" correspondent, Richard H. Dillon, stopped in at the Post Office in Mill 
Valley the other day and jotted down the following notes on the back of an FBI "Wanted' poster. Though 
a little late (received on the publication date of our last issue), they are considered to be of interest to 
our readers as representing the views of some of our colleagues beyond the Tehachapis. 

San Francisco (by delayed post). Since I am sure that the normal business of the CLA 
Conference will be summed up neatly by your reporters-in-residence, perhaps I, as your City 
correspondent, can simply wrap up the loose ends— to employ an adman's term. Those who 
came down from the North were most impressed by the amount of work which could be done, 
painlessly, in the handsome surroundings of the gussied-up Huntington Hotel. The weather was 
smog-free (for Pasadena) and perfect; the pool temperature exemplary. The address by Dudley 
Gordon on Charles F. Lummis, culminated by the speaker's toasting Lummis in apricot brandy 
and passing the nectar about the head table, was a rousing success ... I would say that Mr. 
Gordon s talk was the most memorable event of I'affaire CLA. Even more remarkable than dis- 
covering that Walther Liebenow of UCLA, President of the Immaculate Heart Library School 
Alumni Assn., wears the same old school tie as your reporter — Biarritz American University 
(1945). Incidentally, Herr Fritz Wemmer, Sacramento bibliophile, described the talk at the Im- 
maculate Heart dinner meeting as "magnificent!" I think if he had attended, he would have 
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UBC Library Wing Opened 

A pleasantly printed leaflet announces the Inaugural Ceremonies this week on the opening of the south 
wing of the Library Building of the University of British Columbia. Principal addresses listed are by 
Louis B. Wright, Director of the Folger Shakespeare Library, on "Research Libraries and the Advancement 
of Learning," and by Sir Frank Francis, Director of the British Museum, on "Libraries, the Great Interna- 
tional Network." A symposium on "The Library: Revised and Enlarged Edition" was to be led by Ian McT. 
Cowan and Samuel Rothstein. Chancellor A. E. Grauer, President N. A. M. MacKenzie, and Librarian Neal 
Harlow participated in the formal acceptance of the building. 

Alas! Alack! 

Dr. Willard E. Goodwin, of the Division of Urology at the Medical Center, enjoyed the jingle we pub- 
lished in the UCLA Librarian recently in writing about Patricia Evans's book of taunts and teases: the 
one in which Berkeley rides a white horse and Stanford rides a mule. He sent it to his friend Dr. Sherman 
Mellinkoff, a Stanford graduate, with whom he says he has long exchanged insults (Dr. Goodwin being from 
Berkeley). Dr. Mellinkoff kindly obliged with the following answer: 

"Stanford rides a mule alright, 
and I am sorry for their plight. 

But though the Berkeley horse is white 
I cannot tell its left from right. 

And furthermore, alas! alack! 

I am confused 'twixt front and back!" 

Report on "Project India" 

Disbelief and indignation were common reactions from friends off campus who read about the disap- 
pearance almost three years ago of the four drawers from the Library's main card catalog containing entries 
from "Independent s" to "Indian cot" (UCLA Librarian, December IQ, 1958). A very poor joke, it was 
agreed— but if it was not a joke, what was it? No one knows, even now. 

Putting indignation aside, the Catalog Department undertook to replace as many cards as possible. 
Anne Greenwood describes the procedures she and her assistant followed, in the Fall issue of Library 
Resources and Technical Services, in an article entitled "Project India," after the ironically appropriate 
nickname given to the project. Mistaken procedures are frankly reported along with the successful ones, 
for, as Miss Greenwood says, other librarians suffering such losses might find the account helpful. Un- 
thinkable, they must all be saying. And so did we, for quite some time. 

Exhibits on the Election 

The College Library has in its open-stack collection a display of two shelves of books on the candi- 
dates and issues of the coming election. A leaflet, "Party Lines," lists fifteen current books, both par- , 
tisan and nonpartisan. In the Periodicals Room corridor is an exhibition entitled "Publications of Elec- 
tion Interest, showing pamphlets, periodicals, and government documents which may be had from the 
Reference Desk or the Government Publications Room. 

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Angeles 24. Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: 
Herbert Ahn, Robert Armstrong, Louise Darling, Charlotte Georgi, Anthony Hall, Thomas Higdon, Man-Hing 
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Volume 14, Number 3 November 11, 1960 

From the Librarian 

Chancellor Murphy was my guest on Wednesday on a visit to the Clark Library and at lunch at the 
Zamorano Club. 

The Clark Library seminar committee (Professors Dick, Ewing, Phillips, and Swedenberg) met with 
me recently to plan next year's seminar. 

Professor Joseph A. Brandt spoke to my class in Book Selection on the present state of American 
book publishing, with particular reference to the University of Oklahoma Press, which he founded 

Earlier this week I spoke to a Santa Monica teachers' institute on books and libraries in Japan. 

L.C.P. 

Personnel Notes 

Mrs. Edith H. Cleves is resigning her position as Senior Library Assistant in the Serials Section of 
the Acquisitions Department to await the birth of her baby. 

Grace Kim will resign as Senior Library Assistant in the Acquisitions Department on November 23. 
She will marry David Everett, formerly a student assistant in the Circulation and Reference Departments, 
and move to Hawaii to live. 

Service Award 

Elizabeth Norton has been awarded a service pin for fifteen years of service to the University. 

Musical Stamps 

The Music Library has prepared a display of postage stamps pertaining to music, showing in the 
foyer of tlie Music Building until November 17. The exhibit is a part of the collection of John Milek, qnd 
is divided into three sections: stamps bearing portraits of composers, those with written music, and those 
representing musical instruments. 

Dr. Melnitz on the German Theater 

The Staff Association program series for this year will begin with a talk on "The State of German 
Theater Today," by Professor William Melnitz, Acting Dean of the College of Fine Arts, who has recently 
returned from a tour of Germany. The meeting will be held at 4:00 p.m., Thursday, November 17, in the 
Staff Room. 



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Visitors 

Dr. Warren M. Tsuneishi, Head of the Far Eastern Languages Section of the Descriptive Cataloging 
Division at the Library of Congress, visited the Oriental Library on October 24 to confer with the staff 
on the division of responsibilities between cooperating libraries and LC in preparing cooperative copy, 
and on other problems of cataloging materials in Far Eastern languages. He is on a tour of libraries which 
take part in LC's cooperative cataloging project for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean publications. 

Frank L. Battan, Assistant Director of the Longwood Library at Wilmington, Delaware, visited campus 
libraries on October 25 to study and photograph examples of library architecture. 

Edwin T. Coman, Jr., University Librarian at the Riverside campus, Mrs. Jean H. Lloyd, Librarian 
of the Citrus Experiment Station, and Mrs. Randa Gregory, Assistant Head of the Circulation Department 
at Riverside, visited the Library on November 2. Mrs. Lloyd discussed Agriculture Library problems with 
Dora Gerard. Mrs. Gregory talked to Mr. Cox about circulation procedures and equipment, and to Norah 
Jones and Ann Briegleb about reserve book procedures. 

Marjorie L. Burr, librarian in the Serials Department on the Berkeley campus, and formerly with the 

Circulation Department here, visited the Library on November 4. 

t 
Nineteen University High School students in the Advanced Placement English program visited the 
Main Library last week in groups of three or four with their instructor, Robert Freyer (once a student 
assistant in the Graduate Reading Room). After a brief tour of the Library they went to work on reference 
problems they had previously formulated in their study of library use. 

About RV 

Thomas R. Buckman, Associate Librarian at the University of Kansas, who will succeed Robert Vosper 
next year as Director of Libraries at KU when Mr. Vosper comes to UCLA, has written in The Gamut (the 
bulletin of the University of Kansas Library Staff Association) as follows: 

Both here on the campus and across the country during the past seven years, the University 
of Kansas Library has come to be identified with Bob Vosper, who, more than any other, has 
been responsible for the remarkable growth of its collections and for its increasingly good ser- 
vice to scholarship and teaching. Within the Library his humane and farsighted leadership has 
brought together a staff of unusual ability and diversity, and has inspired among its members a 
rare harmony of purpose, warm admiration for Bob himself, and a genuine satisfaction in giving 
more to one s work than the bare minimum required for a passable job. 

All this has certainly not come about in any fortuitous way. In these all too hurried years, 
we have had the privilege of working with a man who exemplifies as few others do what a li- 
brarian should be; a man who through the years has joyously practiced the faith "that there is 
an element of magic in books and that they do indeed transform the lives of men" ... 



Mechanical Indexing Study 

Some of the findings of an investigation into problems of mechanical indexing and retrieval of informa- 
tion, undertaken by the Ramo-Wooldridge Laboratories for the Council on Library Resources — and reported 
more fully in the UCLA Librarian of September 4, 1959 -have been published in the October 21 issue of 
Science. The article, 'Searching Natural Language Text by Computer," was written by Don R. Swanson, 
manager of the synthetic intelligence department at Ramo-Wooldridge. Special acknowledgment is made 
to Donald V. Black, who developed and applied the subject heading index used in the experiments. 



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Documentation Meeting at Berkeley 

The American Documentation Institute held its annual meeting on October 23-27 at Berkeley, the first 
to convene on the Rest Coast. Mrs. Johanna Tallman was one of several speakers at a general session 
concerned with developments in classification and indexing; her topic was "Classification and Indexing: 
The Status Quo in 1950 and in 1960." 

The conference, chaired by ADI President C. Dake Gull, of the General Electric Company, included 
practical workshops on copying techniques and on simple mechanical storage and retrieval systems. 

The final session had several reports of special interest. H. P. Luhn, of IBM, discussed an experi- 
mental "selective dissemination" system whereby books, periodicals, and other materials coming into an 
organization are screened, and subject specialists on the staff are notified of their arrival. The system 
can include a means for determining how well the method is satisfying the users' wants, and for making cor- 
rections. Joshua Stem, Assistant Chief of the Office of Basic Instrumentation in the National Bureau of 
Standards, described a new device, the Microcite, which, according to Donald Black, our ADI reporter, 
"is capable of using a peek-a-boo, unit concept, indexing system, and in conjunction with the peek-a-boo 
term cards displaying immediately an abstract for any one of 18,000 documents." 

The ADI has received a financial grant from the National Science Foundation which has enabled it 
to retain John B. Kaiser, former Librarian at the Newark Public Library, as executive secretary of the 
organization, and Luther H. Evans, former Librarian of Congress, as editor for the Institute's journal, 
American Documentation. 

SLA Dinner Meeting 

The Southern California Chapter of the Special Libraries Association will hold a dinner meeting 
jointly with the Records Management Association of Southern California on Monday, November 14, 6:30 
p.m., at the Rodger Young Auditorium. Speakers will be James B. Reidy, Jr., Federal Representative of 
the IBM Corporation, and Mrs. Mary Lou Haire, of Hughes Aircraft. 

UBC Leading the Way 

The University of British Columbia has taken the lead among West Coast universities in the develop- 
ment of its College Library. "Destined to be the finest junior college library between Nootka Sound and 
Cape Race," writes the Librarian of UBC, Neal Harlow, in his Notes to the Faculty and Staff, "this hand- 
some and well laid-out section of the new building contains an 'open' collection of books (at ground level 
and readily accessible) to meet students' needs in their first two years. With its two levels of reading 
rooms, nearly five hundred individual study tables, daylight reading conditions around the clock, quietness 
emphasized by careful design, and all these inducements to study fully reinforced by a capable staff and 
book stock — here are persuasive means by which to increase library use in introductory University courses." 

Blue-Eyed Cockroaches, and Such 

Former associates here of David Heron, now on leave from the Stanford Libraries as special advisor 
to the University of the Ryukyus, in Okinawa, will enjoy a letter from him published in the Stanford Library 
Bulletin, October 21. His advisory service has involved him in brave efforts to combat some of the forces 
of nature on that tropical island which tend to thwart man's attempts at good librarykeeping. "We're . . . 
looking for ways to reduce the humidity in the stacks," he says, "which in this climate is alarmingly con- 
ducive to mildew and various other parasites both animal and vegetable, including a tall blue-eyed cock- 
roach, which is a match for anything I ever saw in Texas, and a particularly slippery strain of silverfish . . ." 



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Antiquarian Dealers in the South 

Carrol H. Quenzel, writing in the Fall issue of The Southeastern Librarian, describes "Some South- 
eastern Antiquarian Booksellers: Largely Self-Portraits." His notes reveal that, of those shops having 
specialties, most are absorbed in local history and the Civil War. A few other special interests are men- 
tioned, such as American Jewish history, the works of L. Frank Baum, "steamboatana," books from Carib- 
bean countries, and Confederate postage stamps. 

Mr. Quenzel also wrote for opinions on the booksellers to 22 Southern libraries, all of which replied. 
They "unanimously admitted," he says, "that the Southeast's antiquarian booktrade is the most anemic 
in the nation. There are some excellent private libraries in the South, but these are frequently given to 
Southern universities rather than sold to, or through, antiquarian booksellers. This situation may explain 
in part the statement of a distinguished Kentucky librarian that with the exception of not more than four 
booksellers, 'the South is pretty helpless as a bookselling country.' 

The bookseller is also allowed his say about librarians. Mr. Quenzel cites the views of Paul Smith, 
proprietor of the Intimate Bookshop, at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, who "emphasized that it is the shop's 
policy 'to avoid hiring people with library experience,' as he finds library training tends to give them a 
'charity patient' attitude toward customers, and a conversational weakness for professional gobbledygook. 
He laments the cleavage between bookseller and librarian, and admits that it seldom exists 'where the 
librarian is old enough to have outgrown his training.' 

From the President-Elect 

"If this nation is to be wise as well as strong, if we are to achieve our destiny, then we need more 
new ideas for more wise men reading more good books in more public libraries. These libraries should 
be open to all — except the censor. We must know all the facts and hear all the alternatives and listen to 
all the criticisms. Let us welcome controversial books and controversial authors. For the Bill of Rights 
is the guardian of our security as well as our liberty." 

John F. Kennedy, in the 

Saturday Review, October 29, 1960 



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Volume 14, Number 4 November 23, 1960 



From the Librarian 

Last Saturday I spoke in Las Cruces at the annual meeting of the Historical Society of New Mexico, 
and had the honor of being introduced bv U. S. Senator Clinton P. Anderson, himself an ardent collector 
of Southwestern Americana. 

Following the meeting, William Wallace, Director of the Society, and I drove down the autumn-colored 
valley of the Rio Grande, through the El Paso del Norte to the home of Carl Hertzog, the finest South- 
western printer of them all, where he served us scrambled eggs on prose— a most wonderful gastro- 
typographical breakfast session. 

One of Dean Boelter's most successful programs is the cultural course the School of Engineering con- 
ducts for engineering executives in the region, meeting one evening a week throughout the year to hear a 
variety of speakers on cultural matters. I spoke to the group last week on books and reading. 

Librar)' School students and faculty attended an open house at the Los Angeles Public Library last 
week, aimed at interesting our forthcoming graduates in a career in that great system. I was glad to see 
my old desk in the Order Department, still stacked with new books, bearing imprint date twenty-five years 
later. 

L.C.P. 

Personnel Notes 

Mrs. Kathleen Wieder has accepted the position of Senior Library Assistant in the Serials Section of 
the Acquisitions Department. Mrs. Wieder is a graduate of the Santa Barbara campus and has worked there 
as a research assistant. 

Margaret Ann McNamara has returned to the Engineering Library as a Typist-Clerk. 

Mrs. Judith Mueller has been newly employed as Senior Library Assistant in the Education Library 
to replace Merry Golden, who has resigned. Mrs. Mueller has attended Southern Illinois University and is 
a graduate of the University of Chicago. She worked in the libraries at both institutions. 

Robert Crosson has been reclassified from Clerk to Senior Library Assistant in the College Library 
to fill the vacancy created bv Sarah Little's resignation. 

Mrs. Lorraine Morns has resigned as Senior Library Assistant in the Institute of Industrial Relations 
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LCP in Print 

"Fountains in the Sand," an address by Mr. Powell at the First Annual Arizona Historical Convention, 
held last March in Tucson, has been published in the Spring 1960 number of Arizona and the West. 

Mr. Powell contributed a brief essay on " 'Global' Books" to the Los Angeles Examiner of November 13. 

Visitors 

Helen Jane Jones, a former member of the Catalog Department, and now librarian of the National Cash 
Register Company, Electronics Division, in Hawthorne, visited the Catalog Department on November 15. 

Tyrus Harmsen, Librarian of Occidental College, and Kenneth Brown, his recently appointed Refer- 
ence Librarian, visited Mr. Moore and Miss Lodge in the Library and Mr. Horn in the Library School, on 
November 16. 

John Cheever, writer, of New York, visited the Library last Wednesday with John Weaver, Los Angeles 
writer. 

Miss Bianca Bianchini, Librarian of the City Library at Norrkoping, Sweden, visited the Library last 
Thursday. She is touring American libraries on a leadership grant from the Department of State. 

Medical History Address 

Frank B. Rogers, Director of the National Library of Medicine, will speak on "Billings, Fletcher, 
Garrison at a meeting of the Los Angeles chapter of the Society for the History of Medical Science. The 
University will be host for the Society's meeting in the auditorium of the Life Sciences Building on Wed- 
nesday, December 7, at 8 p.m. 

The General Council Session of CSEA 

The 30th General Council of the California State Employees' Association met in San Diego on Novem- 
ber 12 and 13. Among the delegates from UCLA Chapter 44 were Andrew H. Horn, Louis Piacenza, and 
Page Ackerman. 

The most controversial subjects on the agenda were the 26 resolutions on retirement benefits. After 
considering arguments on both sides of the OASDI controversy, the Retirement Committee offered a com- 
promise resolution which affirmed a continuing policy to oppose vigorously any further legislation to inte- 
grate or coordinate the State Employees' Retirement System with OASDI unless such legislation included: 
(1) non-coordinated benefits at least equal to the 1/50 formula with survivor benefits; (2) coordinated 
benefits at least equal to the 1/60—1/90 formula; (3) legislative intent that there shall be no impairment 
of the rights and benefits of the present members of SERS; and (4) optional choice of the 1/50 or the co- 
ordinated formulas for present employees. It was further resolved that legislation should be introduced 
into the next session of the l^egislature to carry out the intent of this policy. 

Negotiation between CSEA Representatives and the University, rather than an amendment to the state 
constitution, will be employed to acquire rights and benefits for University employees at least equal to 
those of civil service workers. 

Comprehensive reports of the General Council's action will appear in the Chapter's news organ, The 
44. Delegates and officers of CSEA will be pleased to discuss questions on specific measures. 



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Thanksgiving Story 

Much is said in pride about the Library's great activity in interlibrary lending — about the thousands 
of volumes we send out to other libraries each year, and about the fact that although we are a young uni- 
versity we are nevertheless able to share our resources with many libraries near and far. The growth of 
this activity is statistically impressive, but the satisfaction gained from gazing at the annual statistical 
summaries may diminish after a spell. 

Perhaps of more lasting interest is the Library's activity in borrowing books from other libraries for 
the use of our own scholars. Without this means for supplementing our collections, we would often fail 
miserably in providing for the needs of these scholars when our own resources are inadequate. Many of 
our faculty have themselves been acquainted with and have used the far richer resources of older and 
greater libraries. For the nation-wide and sometimes international system of lending and borrowing be- 
tween libraries which makes such rich resources in some measure available to us, the Library is therefore 
grateful. Esther Euler, our Interlibrary Loan Librarian, and Cdmond Mignon, one of her assistants, have 
recently reported several of the interesting and important loans they have arranged for scholars on our 
campus. 

Harold Lamb, whose participation last summer in the 25th International Congress of Orientalists, in 
Moscow, we have previously reported, needed to consult, in preparing his paper on Babar, Emperor of 
Hindustan (1483-1530), The Babur-nama in English. The translation by Annette Sussannah Beveridge, 
published in London in 1921, was in the University Library at Berkeley, and was one of several books we 
borrowed for Mr. Lamb to assist him in his investigation of the legendary Mogul emperor. Requested on 
our daily teletype message to Berkeley, the book was soon put into Mr. Lamb's hands. 

A graduate student, James Demetrion, needed to use Frits Karpfen's Die Gegenwartskunst (Vienna- 
Leipzig, 1923), one of the many catalogues and studies relating to the career of the expressionist painter, 
Egon Schiele, whose work he is studying. The monograph is a rare one, and neither Yale nor Princeton 
felt they could lend it. But the Museum of Modern Art in New York did consent, and Mr. Demetrion and 
our interlibrary loan people were made very happy. 

The piece de resistance of this story is an extraordinary book bv Pavl Konstantinovich Kokovtsov, 
published in St. Petersburg in 1916, containing the text of the Kitab al-Natf, a commentary on the histor- 
ical and prophetical books of the Old Testament by the 11th century grammarian, Judah Ben David Hayyuj. 
Its title is Novye Materialy dlfa Kharakteristiki legydy Khaiiiidzha . . . (volume 2 of K'istorii Sredneviedovoi 
Evreiskoi Filologii). The only known manuscript of Hayyuj's book is in Leningrad, and Kokovtsov's edi- 
tion, the only one made so far, was published in a small edition on the eve of the Revolution, and is now 
a rarity. The National Union Catalog at the Library of Congress could trace no copies of the book, but 
we were able to locate one in the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, presented to them by the au- 
thor. The Seminary most generously lent the precious book to us for the delectation of Professor Jonas 
C. Greenfield, of the Department of Near Eastern Languages. 

Dr. Donald O'Malley's tireless investigations into the history of medicine send the interlibrary loan 
people searching for many of the pioneering treatises of modern anatomy. One of these, Francis Glisson's 
Treatise of the Rickets, translated from the Latin by Philip Arnim (London, 1651), was lent to us by Yale 
University. This was a major study of the disease, which had been identified and described for the first 
time a few years before, and it was particularly celebrated for its high standards of exact description. 

Another was Nicolaes Tulp's Observationum Medicarum Libri Tres (Amsterdam, 1641). Tulp is best 
remembered today as a patron of Rembrandt, but his Observati. num was a classic in its day, and continued 
to be printed until well into the 18th century. Our Biomedical Library has the 1652 edition of the work, but 



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Dr. O'Malley wanted to compare some of its illustrations with those of the first edition, which was also 
lent by Yale. 

To these and many other libraries which have thus helped us to serve our scholars in their hour of 
need the Library gives thanks. 

Mrs. Talimon Chairs Civil Service Interview Board 

Johanna Tallman served with the Los Angeles City Civil Service Commission on November 15 as 
chairman of a general qualifications board which interviewed and graded candidates for the position of 
Catalog Reviser in the Los Angeles Public Library. 

Miss DarSing at MLA (South) and Elsewhere 

Louise Darling attended the Southern Regional meeting of the Medical Library Association at Jackson, 
Mississippi, on October 20-23, and read a paper on "Economics and Planning Involved in an Effective 
Training Program for Professional Staff." Former Biomedical staff member Lorna Wiggins, now at the 
University of Alabama Medical Center Library in Birmingham, was also there, eager for news of the UCLA 
Library and School of Library Service. 

Following the meeting, Miss Darling visited the U. S. Book Exchange and the National Library of 
Medicine in Washington, the handsome new University of Maryland Health Sciences Library in Baltimore, 
the New York Academy of Medicine Library, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Library, and the New 
York Psychiatric Institute Library where a large part of the library of Sigmund Freud is housed as well as 
an outstanding collection on the history of psychiatry, mesmerism and hypnotism, animal magnetism, and 
witchcraft. (The story of the acquisition of Freud's library is told in the Psychoanalytic Review for July, 
1957.) 

Retirement Program 

David McKibben, of the University's Retirement Office, will visit the Los Angeles campus on the 
first Tuesday of each month to discuss the retirement program with employees. Appointments may be ar- 
ranged with Eileen Brewer, extension 56L 

Staff Members Hold Offices in UCLA Faculty Women 

Helen More is the membership committee chairman of the UCLA Faculty Women during the year 1960/61, 
and Otheo Sutton is assisting her on the same committee. Page Ackerman, a past president of the organi- 
zation, is serving as liistorian. 

SLA to Meet on Campus 

James M. Gillies, Assistant Dean and Associate Professor of Urban Land Economics in the Graduate 
School of Business Administration, will speak on "The Population Explosion and the Changing City" at 
a meeting of the Southern California Chapter of the Special Libraries Association, on Monday, December 
12, at 8 p.m., in the lounge of the Faculty Center. He will be introduced by Charlotte Georgi, who issues 
a cordial invitation to all UCLA librarians to attend. 



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December 9, 1960 



From the Librarian 

Several training programs in the School of Education are being evaluated this week by a Committee 
sent by the State Department of Education. The library schoors program for school librarians was reviewed 
yesterday, and today I am meeting with the Committee, having returned from yesterday's meeting in Berkeley 
of the Library Council. President Kerr met with us to discuss the Master Plan for the statewide Univer- 
sity libraries. 

At the annual business meeting of the Friends of the UCLA Library Executive Committee, Mrs. Stafford 
L. Warren and Professor Majl Ewing were re-elected as president and secretary, and Miss Betty Rosenberg 
as treasurer. 

Plans for next year's Clark Library Seminar, on science in the 16th and 17th centuries, are being made 
by Professors H. G. Dick, A. R. Hall, C. D. O'Malley, and myself. 

Recent guest lecturers to my class in Book Selection included Ray Bradbury (on writers and librarians), 
Everett Moore (on censorship), and Betty Rosenberg (on book reviews). 

In order to prevent a cultural lag the Engineering Executives' and faculty wives have organized a 
series on the arts, and last Monday I repeated the lecture I gave the husbands on Experiences in Litera- 
ture. 

Mr. Vosper will be here for several days next week, and will address a staff meeting, Tuesday at 3 
o'clock in Humanities Building 1200. All who read this and who may not receive the notice being circu- 
lated separately, are welcome to attend. His subject will be the library world of Britain and Italy as 
viewed on his sabbatical trip last year. 

L.C.P. 



Personnel Notes 

Airs. Deborah L. Fishhem has been employed as a Senior Library .Assistant in the Acquisitions De- 
partment. Siie received her Bachelor's degree in English literature from UCL.A last June. 

Mrs. Marian R. Nouak has been reclassified from Typist-Clerk to Senior Library .Assistant in the En- 
gineering Library. 

Mrs. Peggy Vander Weide is resigning her position as Senior Typist-Clerk in the Librarian's Office 
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Visitor 

Robert H. Muller, Assistant Director of Libraries at the University of Michigan, visited the campus 
on November 29, and discussed problems of library service to industry with Miss Ackerman, Mrs. Tallman, 
and Messrs. Black, Cox, Moore, and Powell. 

Staff Activities 

Mr. Powell has written, for two California library journals, descriptions of the School of Library Serv- 
ice, with brief historical notes and introductions to each of the new faculty members. The Library School 
at UCLA" appears in the October issue of the California Librarian, and "The UCLA School of Library 
Service" in the November issue of the Bulletin of the School Library Association of California. 

Mr. Powell's Books in My Baggage has been recorded as a talking book on nine LP records by the 
American Foundation for the Blind, whose recordings are distributed solely for the use of the blind by the 
Library of Congress. 

Charlotte Georgi's booklet. The Businessman in the Novel, was the centerpiece in an exhibit on the 
same subject at the University of Baltimore Library last month. 

Mr. Powell was the subject of the editorial in the Las Cruces Citizen on November 24, a few days 
after he had appeared as the principal speaker at the annual banquet in Las Cruces of the Historical So- 
ciety of New Mexico. "He is worth more to New Mexico than many so-called boosters who never get be- 
neath the surface," the editorial said. 

Josephine Brachmann has a letter in the Cactus and Succulent Journal (November-December 1960) 
describing her twenty-year old echinopsis plant, a "Los Angeles hybrid," which bloomed this year with 
twelve blossoms, all showing on the same day, "a thrilling sight." 

Everett Moore and Richard Zumwinkle spoke on "Japan: Reflections on the Old and the New" at a 
meeting of the Zamorano Club on Wednesday. The occasion honored the centenary of diplomatic and 
trade relations between Japan and the United States. 

Holiday Exhibit of Illustrated Children's Books 

Hlustrated Children's Books," a special exhibition for the holiday season, will be displayed in the 
Main Library through January 5. Colorful book's, new and old, have been selected from the children's book 
collection in the Department of Special Collections, and Marian Engelke has prepared wall panels from 
graphic examples in her own collection. 

GoUiwoggs, Brownies, Kewpies, the friends of Uncle Remus, and the associates of Dr. Dolittle are 
here, and there are illustrated versions of Puss in Boots. Three Little Kittens, Mother Goose, and Nellie's 
Christmas Eve. Many of the great tellers of children's tales — Aesop, Andrew Lang, Hans Andersen, Lewis 
Carroll, Beatrix Potter, Rudyard Kipling, A. A. Milne — are represented, and many styles of book illustra- 
tion may be seen in the work of George Cruikshank, Arthur Rackham, Edmund Dulac, Kate Greenaway, 
Walter Crane, Randolph Caldecott, Palmer Cox, Rose O'Neill, Ludwig Bemelmans, Wanda Gag, Rowland 
Emett, and others. 

Exhibit on African Music 

African musical instruments, recordings of African music, and books on African music will be displayed 
in the foyer of the Music Building until December 15. The Music Library has designed the exhibit to 
honor Hugh Tracey, a leading authority who has been lecturing on campus this week on the music of Africa. 



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Buddhist Churches Make Gift to Oriental Library 

Bishop Shinsho Hanayama, superintendent of the Buddhist Churches of America, has presented, on 
behalf of his organization, a gift of SIOOO for the purchase of books to be housed in the Oriental Library. 

The Buddhist Churches of America, 
a federation uniting all branches of 
Buddhism in the United States, seeks 
to foster the scholarly study of the 
art, folklore, literature, archeology, 
and history of Japanese Buddhism. 
The grant, according to Bishop 
Hanayama, was made in recognition 
of the studies being undertaken by 
Professor Richard Rudolph and his 
associates in the University's De- 
partment of Oriental Languages. 

The local organization of the 
churches, the Los Angeles Buddhist 
Federation, on previous occasions 
during the last two years had made 
two gifts of $500 to the Oriental Li- 
brary for the same purpose. 

Bishop Hanayama visited the 
campus on Tuesday of last week to 
make the presentation in person to 
Chancellor Murphy. The Chancellor 
was host to the Bishop at a Faculty 
Center luncheon, to which Mr. Powell 
and Mrs. Mok were invited as repre- 
sentatives of the Library. 




Chancellor Murphy, Mrs. Mok, 
and Bishop Hanayama 

Staff Christmas Party Planned for Next Friday 

The annual Christmas party will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, December 16, in the Men's Infor- 
mal Lounge of the Faculty Center. Gordon Stone, Staff Association President, has announced that Christ- 
mas music for the afternoon's program will be sung by the University Chorus, under the direction of Donn 
Reiss, Acting Assistant Professor of Music. 



SLA Celebrates Christmas Too 

The meeting of the Southern California Chapter of the Special Libraries Association, to be held Mon- 
day at 8 p.m. in the Faculty Center lounge, will be followed by a Christmas party. Those planning to at- 
tend are asked to notify Charlotte Georgi. The speaker for the evening, as we noted in our last issue, 
will be Professor James M. Gillies, talking on "The Population Explosion and the Changing City." 



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The Queen at Oxford 

Gladys Graham has written of the special thrill she and Malbone had when they saw the Queen on her 
visit to Oxford: 

Today we saw the Queen, not just once but two different times! Everyone has been agog 
for the last few weeks because it had been announced that Her Majesty (and the Duke and the 
Prime Minister) would be in Oxford to lay the cornerstone for the new building of one of the col- 
leges. Today when we arose, we saw the British flag flying on the Ashmolean and an even 
larger flag on our hotel. While overcast, fortunately it was not storming (as it had been the two 
previous days) and as we walked to the Bodleian we saw flags everywhere flying gaily in the 
cold breezes and red, white, and blue bunting draped all along Trinity College (where the Queen 
was to have lunch). 

About half-an-hour before she was due to arrive at the Clarendon, directly across the street 
from the New Bodleian Library, we were taken up to the Exhibits Room where we had a couple 
of chairs and a perfect window-view of the whole performance — the arrival of the Lord Mayor of 
Oxford, dressed in red robes and with a heavy gold chain, the Sheriff of Oxford, also in red and 
almost as magnificent, and the Mayor's sergeant, who carried the gold mace of Oxford. They 
and the Mayor's wife lined up at the curb as the official greeters. 

Then, we saw the procession coming down Broad Street with Macmillan in handsome black 
gown, heavily encrusted with gold. He was tall, dignified, and looked very much the statesman. 
His gown had a train which was carried by his grandson, a student at Eton. He took his stance 
on the steps of the Clarendon to welcome the Queen in his official capacity as Chancellor of 
Oxford. When the two men from Scotland Yard arrived, things began to be very tense as that 
was the signal that the Queen would be next. 

She arrived in a small cavalcade of cars — she and the Duke in a Rolls Royce, flying her 
flag on top and the only car in England that has no license plates. The crowd set up a wild 
cheer when her car appeared and children waved small flags. The Duke, tall, slender, blond, 
nonchalant, got out first, and then the Queen. She had on a velvet coat (mink brown) with 
champagne-colored mink collar, brown suede shoes and bag, and a brown velvet and silk toque. 
She looked very lovely, very small — but her back was straight and her carriage queenly. She 
turned several times to smile at the crowd, and gave an intimate little wave of her hand to them. 
Mr. Macmillan stepped forward to greet her, she turned again, and they disappeared into the 
building. 

A half-hour later, convocation over, a procession of vice-chancellors preceded the Queen 
and the Prime Minister, the Duke, and the lesser dignitaries as they came down the steps of 
the Clarendon and walked up Broad Street to Trinity (which, by the way, was Bryce's College). 
So this time we had an even longer opportunity to see Her Majesty. Again, I had somewhat 
the same emotional experience that I had in Paris on Bastille Day. "Long Live the Queen!" 

Letter from Somewhere 

An apparently overwrought gentleman wrote to ask if he might borrow some books from our "Inner 
Lending Division." He headed his letter "Houston 1, Calif." — then addressed it to "UCLA University, 
Los Angeles, La." From a tell-tale postmark on the letter, we surmise it got processed at a town called 
Houstontexas, and never went to Governor Jimmie Davis's state at all. To make matters worse, we had 
none of the books. 



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Records and Correspondence of Charles Cooper Given to Library 

Mrs. Charles E. Cooper, wife of the late breeder of thoroughbred racing horses, recently gave her 
husband's papers to the Library. Charles Cooper for many years owned and operated Rancho San Luis Rey 
in San Diego County. Under Cooper's leadership, the 5,000 acre ranch became known as one of the largest 
and most successful breeding farms in the nation. 

Mr. Cooper also served as a member of the California Horse Racing Board, participated in the devel- 
opment of Wilshire Boulevard's "Miracle Mile," and headed the Cooper-Henderson Oil Company, Consoli- 
dated, of Breckenridge, Texas, during the 1920 s. 

The Cooper papers, containing the records of Rancho San Luis Rey and extensive correspondence 
with prominent members of California racing circles, provide detailed documentation of the history of 
thoroughbred breeding and racing in California during the past thirty years. The papers are housed in the 
Department of Special Collections. 

Staff Members at Conference on Supervision 

Robert Lewis and Everett Moore attended the Third Conference on Human Relations in Supervision, 
conducted by the University Personnel Office and University Extension, December 1-3, at the University 
Conference Center at Lake Arrowhead. The purpose of the conference is to help supervisors and admin- 
istrative staff members to increase their understanding of human relations problems in supervision. Con- 
ference staff members included specialists in the fields of psychology, psychiatry, and business admin- 
istration. 

Children's Books on Exhibit at UES 

The University Elementary School Library will exhibit next week a selection of children's books suit- 
able to be given as gifts. In addition, children's books from Poland, Czechoslovakia, and the Soviet Union, 
a collection recently purchased for the Main Library, will be shown. 

UES Library hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Mrs. MacCann will hold 
open house for Library staff members on Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m. 

Staff Association Dues Are Payable 

Staff Association membership dues of fifty cents are now payable to .Alex Baer, in the Catalog De- 
partment, or to his representatives in Library branches and departments. 

Now in Circulation 

Susan Kay Pittman, 7 lbs. 1 oz., was bom on November 10 to Mrs. Alva K. Pittman, on leave from the 
Circulation Department. 

Visitors from Tokyo Next Week 

Mr. lyoji Aono, Assistant Director, Mr. Tadashi Otokozawa, Chief of the Processing Department, and 
Mrs. Reiko Tomono, all of the University of Tokyo Library, will visit the University Library next Monday 
and Tuesday. They are spending a month in the United States, studying university library organization, 
with the assistance of the Rockefeller Foundation. 



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Library Binding Researchers Visit Campus 

Stephen W. Ford, head of the Order Department at the University of Michigan Library, and William 
Foley, in charge of printing and binding services on this campus, visited the Library on Monday in the 
course of their nation-wide study of library binding practices. The project, as we reported in our issue 
of September 16. is directed toward the development of library binding standards and is financed by the 
Council on Library Resources. 

Miss Nixon and Messrs. McKeown, O'Brien, Powell, and Smith were consulted by the researchers, who 
themselves obligingly filled out the questionnaires they had brought. This provided the opportunity for 
an exchange of views on a number of topics by both the questioners and the questioned. 

It appears that some of the problems the Library has faced in processing and binding Xerox Copyflow 
products are shared with other institutions, and there is hope that the research study may contribute some 
recommendations in this regard. Also discussed was the need to retain in a library something of the dis- 
tinctiveness of original book bindings, and to avoid reducing millions of volumes to the monotony of sturdy 
buckram. 

Mr. Ford also met with the Library's Committee on Mechanical Aids, which has been studying the ap- 
plication of photographic methods to acquisition, cataloging, and circulation services. The Committee 
heard with much interest his description of the many uses found for the Photoclerk at the Michigan Li- 
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Angeles 24. Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: 
Page Ackerman, James Cox, Sue Folz, Donnarae MacCann, James Mink, Richard O'Brien. Helene Schimansky, 
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From the Librarian 

In the human fellowship of our service as UCLA librarians this seems to me the richest and most 
thankful of all the holiday seasons I have known on campus. The higher the cookies are heaped and the 
more the punch bowl brims, the surer I am that we as librarians need to revise our symbols of giving, and 
perhaps one Christmas season in the future employ paperbacks in lieu of cookies and punch. Wouldn't it 
be nice to see them heaped and overflowing at every service point in the libraries? Chosen wisely and 
read carefully, they leave no dyspeptic hangover. I realize this marks me as a radical — a Christian rad- 
ical, I hope. 



Merry Christmas! 



L.C.P. 



A Matter of Guidance 

On our front page today we show the Brownies decorating their big Christmas tree, as depicted by 
Palmer Cox in his book. The Brownies at Home (New York, 1893). The book may be seen in the Library's 
exhibit of "Illustrated Children's Books," which continues until January 5. 

The wildest confusion reigned when the Brownies went to work. Dolls hurtled through the air, the in- 
sides of watches were scattered far and wide, and the Brownies themselves seemed unsure of their footing. 

Last week they did another decorating job on the tree that accompanies our holiday exhibit. But they 
fortunately had some finn and expert guidance from Norah Jones, Jim Davis, Joel Martinez, Bob Crosson, 
Mary Ryan, Bob Weir and young son Keith, and Staff Association President Cordon Stone. Thanks are due 
the Association for providing this handsome Christmas tree and for seeing through a skillful job of decorat- 
ing it. 

Personnel Notes 

Victor V. Martin has been employed as Typist-Clerk in the Institute of Industrial Relations Library. 
He has had library experience during his service in the Marine Corps. 

Mrs. Barbara Campbell, Senior Library Assistant in the Circulation Department, has transferred to 
the Personnel Office. 

Mrs. Dorothy Dragonette, Librarian II in the Acquisitions Section of the Biomedical Library, will re- 
sign at the end of December to become librarian of the San Francisco General Hospital. 

Mrs. Frances Beard has resigned from her position of Librarian I in the Education Library. 

Mrs. Marian Engelke has resigned her position as Senior Library Assistant in the Reference Depart- 
ment. 

Mrs. Sally Empey has resigned as Senior Library Assistant in the Business Administration L-ibrary 
to await the birth of her baby. 

James L. Shirk, Laboratory Assistant in the Photographic Department, has resigned to accept employ- 
ment in San Diego. 



Nancy Masterson Married in Japan 

Nancy Masterson, formerly a member of the College Library staff, was married to Satol Sakamoto 
in Osaka on November 2L 



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Gifts of Authors' Manuscripts 

Among the Library's many generous donors are a number of authors who give the manuscripts of their 
books to the University for permanent deposit in the Department of Special Collections. During the last 
few months, the Department has received several valued additions as gifts from writers. 

Harold Lamb has presented the manuscript and galley proofs of his Cyrus the Great, published this 
year by Doubleday. Robert Payne has given the manuscripts of his Splendor of Greece (Harper, 1960), and 
of Contemporary Chinese Poetry (Routledge, 1947), which he edited. Two manuscripts have come from the 
Westwood writer John Haase: The Young ^ho Sin, published as an Original Avon Book in 1958, and Road 
Show, issued by Simon and Schuster in 1960. The manuscript of Yes, Mr. De Mille (Putnam, 1959) has been 
received from the author, Phil A. Koury. 

Something New and Something Old at the Party 

The Staff Association's offering of an original dramatic production (written and staged by members of 
the Department of Theater Arts) was the surprising high point of last week's Christmas party in the Fac- 
ulty Center. Revealed at last through this drama was the fact that the Library's Christmas tree ornaments 
(missing since the Korean war, according to the script) were causing the difficulties in the W.C. all these 
years. Shirley Hood, the lovely fur-bedecked leading lady-librarian, found them herself, only moments be- 
fore maintenance man Gordon Stone showed up to offer help. 

And there were the graduate student whose dissertation subject (and ideal) was Tom Swift; and the 
troubled young librarian, pursued by the bum who loved her, and whose line, "I tell you, not as a woman 
but as a librarian!" was one of the inspiring moments of the play. 

There was also beautiful Christmas music at the party, sung by members of the University Chorus, 
directed by Don Weiss. The tradition of excellent refreshments most attractively served by the party com- 
mittee was carried on, as was also that of Mr. Powell's greetings to the staff. 

Events of the Biweek 

Members of the staff benefited from Mr. Vosper's brief visit to Los Angeles last week by hearing his 
delightful and most informative talk on libraries in Great Britain and Italy. 

Mr. lyoji Aono, Assistant Director and Chief of the Readers Service Department, Mr. Tadashi Otokozawa, 
Chief of the Processing Department, and Mrs. Reiko Tomono, Head of the Catalog Maintenance Section, 
all of the University of Tokyo Library, conferred with members of the Ma^n Library and the Biomedical 
Library staffs on Monday of last week about organizational procedures. 

A pleasant interlude of Christmas music was provided last Thursday at noon when Professor Maurice 
Gerow brought a student group into the Library to sing carols. From the main stair landing the music re- 
sounded impressively through our church-like rotunda and reading room. Several staff members expressed 
the hope this might become an annual event. 

Lifetime of Fortification 

Among the letters Mr. Powell has received concerning his front page review of Edwin Wolf's Rosenbach, 
a Biography (World Publishing Company, 1960) in the New York Times 6oo^ Review, November 20, the one 
he enjoyed the most, perhaps, was from J. Frank Dobie. "All good reviews are out of the reviewers as 
well as about the book reviewed," Mr. Dobie wrote. "You've been fortifying yourself a lifetime for this 
particular review. I can see it expanded into a collection of essays — and I want the collection." 



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Clark Library Host to Graduate Seminars 

Two seminars were held at the Clark Library during the first week of December. Professors Pauline 
Alderman and Roger Chapman, of the Music Department at the University's Santa Barbara campus, brought 
five graduate students for a tour on December 2. Miss Alderman exhibited and discussed books illustra- 
tive of the bibliography of English music during the 17th and 18th centuries. (Readers of the Librarian 
will recall that Miss Alderman, now retired from the faculty of the School of Music at the University of 
Southern California, regularly brought her students to the Clark Library for seminars for a number of years.) 

father Harold Ryan, of Loyola University, spent the morning of December 3 at the Library with mem- 
bers of his course in Bibliography. A tour of the building was concluded by Father Ryan's lecture on 
books important in the history of printing. Items displayed by the Library ranged from a leaf of the Guten- 
berg Bible to the magnificent contemporary Psalter designed and partially printed by Brother Antoninus. 

Xerox Copy Service Will Be Ready Soon 

The Main Library's long-awaited Xerox 914 copying machine has now been installed in Room 240, 
adjoining the exhibit hall. Early in January, or possibly a little sooner, public service in the rapid photo- 
copying of library materials will be offered. The rate will be 15 cents per completed print. In many in- 
stances two facing pages can be accommodated in a single print. 

Hours for public service will be: Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., 7 p.m. to 
9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

An announcement concerning procedures for obtaining copies for official Library use will be issued 
shortly, and directions will be posted for public use of the new facility. The machine will be staffed by 
the Library Photographic Service. 

Mr. Conway on the Clark Library 

William Conway addressed a colloquium of the SC School of Library Science on November 30, on the 
subject of the history and collections of the Clark Library. He shared the platform with Robert Dougan, 
Librarian of the Huntington Library. 

Miss Hill in Supacova 

While the British reading public were looking the other way (toward the courtroom where Lady Chat- 
terley was fighting for her respectability), Fanny Hill, of all people, slipped into town (London). "The 
Book of the Film," it says on the jacket of a book which is advertised in The Bookseller for November 
19. The "publisher," Arborfield Products, Ltd., announces that the John Cleland classic is bound in 
"supacova." ("I can assure you that I have read it with breathless attention from supacova to supacova," 
says one of the testimonials.) ("It would have been much more enjoyable if you had been able to fill in 
the blanks, says another.) (The solid blanks between the covers, that is.) 



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From the Librarian 

Today and yesterday several of us from the Library School are attending the USC Library School's 
Institute on Library Education. In my absence, Betty Rosenberg met my class in Book Selection, with 
IS'illiam Foley, manager of the University Press Bindery and member of the A.L.A. Binding Standards sur- 
vey team, as guest lecturer on his specialty. 

This is the last week of classes before finals. On Wednesday I joined with Professor Horn in the 
last meeting of Introduction to Library Service, speaking on the place of books in our culture. 

On Monday at the joint meeting of Friends of the Library and University Affiliates, I spoke of a re- 
cent field trip on which I took books in my baggage. 

To open the Black Mask exhibit a luncheon was given at the Faculty Center on Wednesday in honor 
of Ned Guymon of San Diego, pioneer collector of detective fiction, who lent items for the exhibit. In at- 
tendance were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gruber, Mr. and Mrs. Todhunter Ballard, Dwight Babcock, William Brandon, 
Chancellor Murphy, Professor and Mrs. Philip Durham, other members of the faculty and library staff, and 
myself. Copies of the macabre handlist, designed by Marian Engelke and compiled by Philip Durham, are 
available upon request to my office. 

Also free for the asking is One of the Quietest Things, Paul Horgan's address at the dedication of 
the Library School in September, now finely printed, thanks to Chancellor Murphy, by the University Print- 
ing Department. 

Twenty-three years ago Seymour Lubetzky, Jens Nyholm, and I were three of the four men on the Li- 
brary staff, the fourth being my predecessor, John E. Goodwin, and we organized a very small mutual pro- 
tective society that met occasionally in the rotunda. Last week the society reconvened for the first time 
since it disbanded with the departure of Lubetzky to the shipyards and Library of Congress and Nyholm 
to Berkeley and Northwestern. At lunch in the Faculty Center Nyholm and I learned what Lubetzky did 
in the Oakland shipyard, neither of us ever having been able to envision him as a riveter or welder. He 
was a classifier and cataloger, of course, having brought order to a chaotic parts department, seeing that 
propellers went in one place, rudders in another, and so on. He claimed this advanced the war effort and 
saved the government money, and we believed him. Seymour Lubetzky is a convincing man. 

L.C.P. 



Personnel Notes 

Mary Ryan, .\frican Bibliographer, has been reclassified from Librarian II to Librarian III. 

Helen Clark has been employed in the Circulation Department as a Senior Library Assistant. She 
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Emmylou Krausman. newly employed Senior Library Assistant in the Agriculture Library, earned her 
Bachelor's degree at the University's Riverside campus. She has since worked as a student assistant in 
the Botany and Horticultural Science departments on this campus. 

Mrs. Edith Walkoff, new Senior Library Assistant in the Business Administration Library, attended 
the Moser Business College in Chicago. She recently worked in the library of Horace Mann Junior High 
School in San Diego. 

Irene Roggia, recently employed as Senior Library Assistant in the Circulation Department, earned 
a Bachelor's degree in Anthropology at UCLA. She has worked in the University Libraries both here and 
at Berkeley. 

Michael C. Sutherland, who has been hired as Senior Library Assistant in the Biomedical Library, 
attended the University of West Virginia and worked as a student assistant in the library there. 

Jack Okuda has resigned as Senior Library Assistant in the Biomedical Library to take a position 
with North American Aviation. 

Mrs. Nancy Smart, Senior Library Assistant in the Biomedical Library, has resigned and will accom- 
pany her husband to Virginia where he is enlisted in the Coast Guard. 

New Staff Member in the Bureau of Governmental Research 

Dorothy Wells announces that Mrs. Shih-Hsiang Lin, Librarian \, has been employed as Assistant 
Librarian in the Bureau of Governmental Research. Mrs. Lin is a graduate of Keio University and of the 
library school at SC, and she has since served with the Los Angeles County Public Library. She is the 
wife of Stephen Lin, of the Oriental Library. 

Report on Staff Association Christmas Giving 

The Library Staff Association, on the recommendation of its Executive Board, presented a check for 
$100 to the Christmas Receiving Center in Westwood last month. The gift was used by the Center to pur- 
chase food, clothing, and gifts for two needy families. Staff members also gave canned goods and toys 
in a sufficient amount for another family at Christmas. 

"Curare" Exhibit at Biomedical Library 

The current Biomedical Library exhibit, "Curare and Other South American Plants of Medicinal Value," 
centers on the phytopharmacological expeditions to Peru and Lcuador during 1957-196G, directed by Der- 
mot Taylor, Chairman of the Department of Pharmacology. Curare plants, source of the famous South 
American arrow poison now used clinically as a muscle relaxant, have been the major interest of the ex- 
peditions, but other plants containing substances acting on the central nervous system and the cardiovas- 
cular system were included in the investigations. From the latter group the exhibit has selected material 
on Banisteriopsis, from which an hallucinogenic drug known in crude form as ayahuasca or caapi is ob- 
tained. In addition to plants associated with the expeditions, the exhibit includes material on Cinchona, 
source of quinine, and Cephaelis, source of ipecac. 

The long history of the drug use of these plants, their ethnobotany, and something of their chemistry 
and physiological action are treated in the display. Exhibit consultants were Dr. Taylor, Mildred Mathias, 
Associate Professor of Botany and botanist on the last two expeditions, and Dr. Bo Holmstedt, of the 
Carolinska Institutet in Stockholm, where the panel section of the exhibit will be shown next summer at 
the International Congress of Pharmacology. The exhibit was assembled by Tom Higdon and Louise 
Darling. 



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The Boys in the "Black Mask" 

"I have brains, I suppose. We all have. But a sharp eye, a quick draw, and a steady trigger finger 
drove me into the game." So said Race Williams, Private Investigator, the hero in "The Snarl of the 

Beast," a short story which appeared in the Black 
Mask for June, 1927. His creator, Carroll John Daly, 
was the first of the hard-boiled detective writers, 
according to Erie Stanley Gardner, another master 
of the genre. 

The Main Library's exhibit featuring Black Mask 
and its writers will be on view until February 10. 
The magazine had been founded by H. L. Mencken 
and George Jean Nathan in 1919, but the period of 
its greatest influence was from 1926 to 1936, when, 
under the editorial direction of Captain Joseph T. 
Shaw, a new school of realistic crime writers was 
developed. Among some of the better-known authors 
appearing in Black Mask were Raymond Chandler, 
Dashiell Hammett, Horace McCoy, William Brandon, 
Frank Gruber, Cornell Woolrich, as well as Daly, 
Gardner, and Shaw himself. 

The exhibit of manuscripts, books, articles, 
pictures, and correspondence by these and other 
Black Mask writers has been prepared by Philip 
Durham, Assistant Professor of English. A number 
of the items have been lent by Ned Guymon, of San 
Diego; many of the manuscripts and books, and all 
of the issues of Black Mask, are from the Department of Special Collections. 




Mr. Durham has prepared a catalogue of the items on display, for which he has written a Preface and 
Wilbur Smith has contributed a Foreword. The booklet, designed by Marian Engelke, has lively illustrations 
from Black Mask. 



Visitors 

Mr. Salah Hassan, Consul General of the United Arab Republic, in San Francisco, visited the Library 
on December 28 to inspect our holdings of publications from the UAR and the Middle East, particularly in 
the Government Publications Room. 

Mrs. }. Harold Viayland, of Pasadena, visited the Oriental Library on December 22 to consult publica- 
tions on playing cards. Her husband. Professor Wayland, of the California Institute of Technology, and 
their daughter, Elizabeth, a student at Bryn Mawr College, accompanied her in a visit also to the Main 
Library. 

A. ]. Meyer, Associate Director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University, visited 
Messrs. Powell and Horn on January 9. 

Brother Antoninus, of Oakland, visited Mr. Powell on Tuesday. He came south last week to give a 
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Book Copying Service Now Available 

The Main Library's Book Copying Service, using the new Xerox 914 copier, is now open for service 
in Room 240, adjoining the exhibit hall, from 9 to 11 a.m., Monday to Saturday, 2 to 4 p.m., daily, includ- 
ing Saturday and Sunday, and 7 to 9 p.m., Monday to Thursday. The machine is staffed and operated by 
the Library Photographic Service. 

Copies are made for a charge of 15 cents per completed print. Finished prints measure about 8*2 by 
14 inches, so that in many instances two facing pages can be accommodated in a single print. 

Staff Activities 

Louise Darling has collaborated in the writing of two papers which have recently been published. 
With Horace W. Magoun, Professor of Anatomy, and Jack Prost, Acting Instructor in Anthropology, she 
shared authorship of "The Evolution of Man's Brain," in the Transactions of the Third Conference on the 
Central Nervous System and Behavior (1960). Miss Darling and John D. French, Director of the Brain 
Research Institute, together contributed "The Surgical Treatment of Epilepsy in 1861" to the November 
1960 issue of the Internationa! College of Surgeons Journal. 

Gordon Stone attended the National Conference of the American Musicological Society, the Society 
for Ethnomusicology, and the College Music Society, held December 27 to 30 on the Berkeley campus and 
at Stanford University. He performed in a concert given by UCLA's Balinese Gamelan at Stanford on De- 
cember 28. 

Charlotte Georgi continued, during 1960, to be a regular reviewer for the Library Journal. Among the 
thirty-two books upon which she reported in the "New Books Appraised" department were Work Improve- 

ent, by G. C. Close, Classics in Management, by H. F. Merrill, The Great Organizers, by Ernest Wilson, 
Ritual in the Dark, by Colin Wilson, and A Sense of Values, by Sloan Wilson. 



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Betty Rosenberg's article lamenting the lack of reviews of "westerns" has appeared in the Library 
Journal of December 15 as "The Poor, Lonesome, Unreviewed Cowboy." Accompanying the article is the 
picture of BR and the slot machines with which we scooped the world press some weeks ago. 

Everett Moore has been appointed to the Executive Council of Eta Chapter of California, of Phi Beta 
Kappa, to fill the unexpired term of the late Professor Frederick C. Leonard. 

Arnulfo Trejo, former member of our Reference Department staff and now Assistant Librarian at Long 
Beach State College, has published a short story, "Maistro," in the Arizona Quarterly for Winter, I960. 

Papers and Correspondence of Sir John Bowring Acquired 

The Library recently purchased the diplomatic and personal correspondence of Sir John Bowring 
(1792-1872) covering the years from 1851 to 18.57. Sir John was the British consul at Canton in 1847, and 
in 1854 he became governor, commander-in-chief, and vice-admiral of Hong Kong and its dependencies, as 
well as chief superintendent of trade in China. He was also accredited to the courts of Japan, Siam, 
Cochin-China, and Korea. 

The Bowring papers, which are housed in the Department of Special Collections, cover the period of 
the Taiping Rebellion, the Arrow War, and Sir John's visit to Siam in 1855 to negotiate a treaty of com- 
merce. The correspondence and documents included in the collection will undoubtedly be valuable in the 
study of the opening of the Orient to relations with the Western world. 



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Technical Processes Group Meets Next Week 

The Technical Processes Group of Southern California will meet on Saturday, January 21, at the Elks 
Club, 607 Park View Drive. The morning session will begin at 10:30, and a short afternoon discussion 

mealing will follow the 12:30 luncheon. 

Helen More has been appointed Membership and Social Chairman for the Group, and serving on her 
committee are Helen Jane Jones, a former member of the Catalog Department staff and now librarian of the 
National Cash Register Company in El Segundo, and Mrs. Martha Van Horn, of the Kern County Free Li- 
brary in Bakersfield. 

Training for Rare Book Librarians 

The Indiana University Libraries, according to a recent notice in the Antiquarian Bookman, will offer 
a program of intensive instruction for rare book librarians, to begin in July. Indiana's new Lilly Library, 
housing special collections of rare books and manuscripts, will be used in the training of two fellows in 
bibliographical methods, the rare book trade, and the management of rare book libraries. 

AB reports that "any graduate of an accredited library school who desires to specialize in rare book 
librarianship may apply for a fellowship. Fellows are required to remain in residence in Bioom- 
ington, Indiana, from July 1 through June 30, engaged in study programs assigned by members of 
the Ljillv Library staff. Each fellow will receive a stipend of $5,000.00 for a twelve months period, pay- 
able in twelve installments of S416.66 each. The University believes this to be a non-service, tax exempt 
fellowship. At the conclusion of the year, fellows are expected to find employment in rare book divisions 
of college, university, and public libraries." 

Applicants should write to Cecil K. Byrd, Associate Director of Libraries, Indiana University, Bloom- 
ington, Indiana. 

Block Sambo Rescued Again 

A controversy over whether children should be exposed to such books as Little Black Sambo and 
Hans Brinker: or, The Silver Skates is always good for a newspaper story or editorial, for it gives readers 
a chance to line up resolutely behind one educational proponent or another. Therefore, when Lester 
.\sheim. Dean of the University of Chicago's Graduate Library School, said he thought these books gave 
children a false, distorted picture of other countries, the UP! asked its correspondents in several parts 
of the country to solicit comments from other educators. Interviewed by its Los Angeles correspondent, 
Frances Clarke Sayers said she thought such an idea was "utterly ridiculous. 

Mr. Asheim had said that if a child takes Black Sambo as a picture of the African people he could 
grow up with "dangerous preconceptions." But Mrs. Sayers points out that Sambo was about India, not 
Africa. "It is a lovely story of family relations, every word is perfectly placed, and it is truly a great 
work. What we adults do is read the current hysteria into the great works. 

Among the papers that editorialized over the matter were the Pittsburgh Press and the San Francisco 
Chronicle. Both indicated they felt more secure with Mrs. Sayers' views than Mr. Asheim's. The Chronicle 
thought that sociologists brood too much over the world of children's reading: Their concern would be 
of no great importance except that all too often it leads to the gutting of books with imagination, charm 
and style and their replacement on library shelves with the parthenogenetic prose works of the child-book 
specialists. Specimens of the latter are found too often in school readers — simple, wholesome bilge not 
meriting the time and attention span of any intellectually self-respecting infant." 



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Neal Harlow to be Dean at Rutgers 

Appointment of Neal Harlow as Dean of Rutgers University's Graduate School of Library Service, ef- 
fective next July, will be a source of pride to UCLA librarians, for Mr. Harlow was Assistant Librarian here 
before he became Librarian of the University of British Columbia. 

Mr. Harlow is a graduate of UCLA, in the class of 1932, and received his Certificate in Librarianship 
and a Master of Arts degree from the University at Berkeley. After four years with the Bancroft Library and 
seven years with the California State Library he came to UCLA, in 1945, to be Gifts and Exchange Librarian. 
He served as the first Head of the Department of Special Collections, from 1947 to 1950, and as Assistant 
Librarian, during the year 1950-51. He has had a distinguished record at British Columbia, having brought 
increasing recognition to the University from all parts of Canada and the United States for its greatly strength- 
ened collections. With completion last fall of a major addition to the University Library building a College 
Library was established and general library services were reorganized. Plans for establishment of a grad- 
uate library school have been announced. 

Mr. Harlow is now president of the Canadian Library Association-l'Association Canadienne des Bibli- 
otheques. He was editor of the California Librarian, 1947-1949, and was the author of Maps of San Francisco 
Bay, from the Spanish Discovery in 1769 to the American Occupation (Grabhorn, 1950). 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los 
Angeles 24. Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: 
Herbert Ahn, I,ouise Darling, Sue Folz, Charles Fry, Charlotte Georgi, Helen More, Gordon Stone, Brooke 
Whiting. 



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From the Librarian 

Following the meeting in San Francisco last Friday of the CLA Executive Board, I will go to Chicago 
tomorrow for the ALA Midwinter meeting at which I shall represent CLA at Council. Sunday's meeting of 
the Association of Research Libraries will be the last I shall attend, as Mr. Vosper will represent UCLA 
at the next meeting at Cleveland in July. 

Mr. Lubetzky will also meet with the ARL, and Mr. Moore will be attending the ALA meetings in sev- 
eral capacities. 

Last week I presented a fifteen year service pin to Mrs. Barbara Kelly. 

I am glad to announce that Barbara Boyd, of the School of Library Service faculty, will assume the 
editorship of the CLA's Newsletter. William Eshelman will continue to edit the California Librarian. 

L.C.P. 

Personnel Notes 

Mrs. Ann Adams, newly employed in the Biomedical IJbrary as a Senior Library Assistant, earned 
her Bachelor's degree in Theater Arts at UCLA. She has worked for a short time in the Circulation De- 
partment. 

Carolyn Urquhart has been employed as Principal Library Assistant in the Reference Department. 
Miss Urquhart received her Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Brown University in 1957, and 
has since undertaken graduate study at the University of London and at UCLA. During the last year, she 
has served as a Research Assistant to Ada B. Nisbet, Associate Professor of English. 

Mrs. Rosemary Fahey, Senior Library Assistant in the Catalog Department, and Mrs. Kim Dodge, 
Senior Library Assistant in the Circulation Department, have submitted their resignations, and .Mrs. Cynthia 
Parish, Senior .\ccount Clerk in the Order Section of the Acquisitions Department, has applied for a leave 
of absence. All will remain home to await the birth of their babies. 

Visitors to Special Collections 

Visitors to the Department of Special Collections last week included Warren Roberts, bibliographer 
of the University of Texas Library and editor of D. H. Lawrence's poems, and Lew D. Feldman, antiquar- 
ian bookseller of New York, proprietor of the House of El Dieff. 

The Twins Are Here 

Sid and Peggy Vander Weide are the parents of twin boys, Kent and Kevin, who were born on January 
14. Peggy served as Senior Typist-Clerk in the Librarian's Office until Christmas. 



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Branch Libraries Display Translated Russian Journals 

"Foreign Science Literature," an exhibit prepared by the National Science Foundation, will be dis- 
played in the Biomedical, Engineering, and Physics Libraries during the next several weeks. Featured 
in the display are Russian scientific and technical journals which are now available to scholars in Eng- 
lish translations. The exhibit also provides information on translation depository libraries, and on biblio- 
graphical periodicals which list and abstract Russian scientific literature. 

The exhibit will be shown in the Biomedical Library until February 6, in the Engineering Library from 
February 6 to L5, and in the Physics Library from February 15 to 24. A pamphlet prepared by the Founda- 
tion, List of Ritssian Scientific Journals Available in English, may be had at the exhibit without charge. 

Continental Congress Papers Acquired on Film 

The Library has received 158 rolls of microfilm, the first of three shipments to be sent, reproducing 
the hitherto unpublished papers of the American Continental Congress. Letters, reports, and other official 
documents for the years 1774 to 1789 are included in the set, which has been made available by the Na- 
tional Archives and Records Service, in Washington, D. C. It will be housed with other microfilmed ma- 
terials in the cage on the fifth level of the main bookstack. 

Staff Activities 

James R. Cox has been appointed to the board of consultants recently established by the H. W. Wilson 
Company for its Essay and General Literature Index. 

Charlotte Georgi spoke to a group of staff members of the School of Business Administration on Jan- 
uary 13 about the Business Administration Library. 

Louise Darling, Dora Gerard, and Donald Read attended the meeting of the Medical Library Group of 
Southern California held at the Memorial Hospital of Long Beach on January 11. Miss Darling took part 
in a panel discussion and described the place of the medical librarian in the hospital organization. Fol- 
lowing the meeting, the group toured the magnificent nevv Memorial Hospital, referred to as the "first space- 
age hospital." 

Richard O'Brien spoke on "Blanket Purchasing" at the meeting of the Technical Processes Group of 
Southern California on January 21. 



Conference on Patent Searching Facilities 

Hilda Gray represented the Library at a meeting on January 16 at the Los Angeles Public Library to 
consider proposals of the U. S. Patent Office for establishment of patent searching centers in areas remote 
from Washington, D. C. Maurice A. Crews, Assistant Commissioner of Patents, presented the plan for de- 
positing in several areas complete microform copies of records which would provide documentation com- 
parable to that available in the Public Search Room of the Patent Office in Washington. These would be 
established in existing patent copy libraries, of which the Los Angeles Public Library is one of the most 
outstanding in the United States. City Librarian Harold Hamill and Mrs. Elizabeth Schlegel, Science and 
Technology Librarian of the LAPL, led the discussion of problems connected with development of the new 
facility. 



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Charles Lanman and the "Dictionary of Congress" 

A collection of thirty-five manuscripts of Charles Lanman (1819-1895), writer, amateur explorer, and 
artist, was recently purchased for the Department of Special Collections with the assistance of E. Maurice 

Bloch of the Department of Art. Included are manu- 
scripts of many of Lanman's published works, all with 
revisions for editions that were never published, and 
a number of unpublished drafts. Of special note are 
the unpublished manuscripts of "My Ships of Thought; 
or a Booklover's Monologue" and his "Autobiography 
and Reminiscences." 

Lanman also worked as a journalist, publisher, 
librarian, and government officeholder. The collec- 
tion focuses primarily on the period of his life when 
he was exploring little-known and inaccessible re- 
gions of the eastern United States. He depended 
mainly on his canoe, and he is said to be one of the 
first to use this means of transport purely for pleas- 
ure. From these experiences he wTote essavs de- 
scribing regions which have since become popular 
vacation resorts. His writings were well received 
both in England and in the United States and w'on him 
the appreciation of Washington Irving, who described 
him as "the picturesque explorer of our country." 

Lanman is perhaps best known as the pioneer 
publisher of the Dictionary of Congress, first issued 
in 1859, revised at frequent intervals, and finally 
taken over by the Government and published as a 
document. As publisher of the Dictionary Lanman 
received one dollar royalty on each copy sold until 
Congress deprived him of these rights under the copy- 
right law. Reminiscing in his "Ships of Thought," written in his later years, Lanman remained bitter about 
the Dictionary episode: "The Printing Committee which took the lead in trampling my rights as an Ameri- 
can Citizen, denied my right to take out a copyright for my protection in writing a volume of biographies 
and statistical information, and at the same time proceeded to secure copyright for their own protection, 
for a work of precisely the same character. And is this what the dictionaries call equity and law?" 

But it seems that Lanman did receive some remuneration for his efforts, and this from an unex- 
pected quarter. In speaking of the "twenty large quarto volumes of correspondence" which came into his 
possession while editing the Dictionary, he recalls, "I naturally placed a high value on this mass of bio- 
graphical information, very much of which did not come within the scope of my plan of publication, but when 
the Congress of the United States so demeaned itself as to rob me of my literary property, consisting in a 
well devised plan for a useful book of reference, and I had found their action fatal to my interests, I con- 
cluded to abandon my work and was glad to dispose of my manuscripts. The purchaser, as it strangely 
happened, was the son of an Ex-Congressman, who had casually seen, among mv Dictionary letters, one 
from his own father, filled with information some of which was entirely unknown to his family. That friend 
was Mr. Jay Cooke, the celebrated financier, and after his failure in 1873 the collection was sold for S5,000, 
and I believe is now in one of the great libraries of England." 




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1959/60 


1958/59 


1957 '58 


1956/57 


1955/56 


1 


Harvard 
6,697,111 


Harvard 
6,492,124 


Harvard 

6,350,227 


Harvard 
6,225,447 


Harvard 
6,085,761 


2 


Yale 

4,394,988 


Yale 

4,309,882 


Yale 

4,215,909 


Yale 

4,139,047 


Yale 

4,073,946 


3 


Illinois 
3,288,158 


Illinois 
3,209,404 


Illinois 
3,125,882 


Illinois 
3,049,741 


Illinois 
2,978,597 


4 


Columbia 
2,875,761 


Columbia 
2,730,732 


Michigan 
2,624,468 


Michigan 
2,532,849 


Michigan 
2,411,628 


5 


Michigan 
2,818,341 


Michigan 
2,690,313 


Calif. Berkeley 
2,305,121 


Calif. Berkeley 
2,226,359 


Columbia 
2,164,652 


6 


Calif. Berkeley 
2,503,060 


Calif. Berkeley 
2,397,117 


Columbia 
2,274,586 


Columbia 
2,218,641 


Calif. Berkeley 
2,142,801 


7 


Cornell 
2,116,230 


Chicago 
2,044,335 


Chicago 
1,988,700 


Chicago 
1,952,374 


Chicago 
1,925,754 


8 


Chicago 
2,094,824 


Cornell 
2,043,026 


Cornel! 
1,967,599 


Cornell 
1,870,728 


Minnesota 
1,841,437 


9 


Minnesota 
1,968,101 


Minnesota 
1,937,495 


Minnesota 
1,905,678 


Minnesota 
1,868,566 


Cornell 
1,812,826 


10 


Pennsylvania 
1,665,114 


Pennsylvania 
1,593,824 


Pennsylvania 
1,570,009 


Pennsylvania 
1,543,234 


Pennsylvania 
1,501,586 


11 


Princeton 
1,626,537 


Princeton 
1,569,825 


Princeton 
1,508,240 


Princeton 

1,457,173 


Princeton 

1,407,179 


12 


Stanford 
1,592,287 


Northwestern 
1,465,228 


Stanford 
1,355,715 


Stanford 
1,414,611 


Stanford 
1,366,627 


13 


Calif. L. A. 
1,464,308 


Stanford 
1,448,080 


Duke 

1,343,768 


Duke 

1,292,448 


Duke 

1,244,880 


14 


Duke 

1,435,164 


Duke 
1,390,544 


Northwestern 
1,339,218 


Northwestern 
1,268,084 


Northwestern 
1,224,720 


15 


Northwestern 
1,429,431 


Calif. L. A. 
1,375,262 


Calif. L. A. 
1,301,075 


Calif. L. A. 

1,229,572 


Texas 

1,166,295 


16 


Wisconsin 
1,384,222 


Wisconsin 
1,327,425 


Wisconsin 

1,276,217 


Wisconsin 
1,227,335 


Calif. L. A. 
1,159,728 


17 


Ohio State 
1,369,348 


Ohio State 
1,312,786 


Ohio State 
1,252,819 


Texas 

1,208,265 


Ohio State 
1,148,346 


18 


Texas 

1,350,671 


Texas 

1,299,217 


Texas 

1,248,265 


Ohio State 
1,198,757 


Johns Hopkins 
1,076,266 


19 


Indiana 
1,317,269 


Indiana 
1,258,038 


Indiana 
1,190,566 


Indiana 
1,106,299 


New York Univ. 
1,066,333 


20 


Johns Hopkins 
1,159,747 


Johns Hopkins 
1,140,867 


Johns Hopkins 
1,118,438 


Johns Hopkins 
1,095,674 


Wisconsin 
1,065,940 



Total volumes in the first twenty university libraries, 1956-1960 



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Now Thirteenth 

After three years in fifteenth place among university libraries in the United States, in number of vol- 
umes, UCLA moved to thirteenth place in the fiscal year 1959/60, according to "Statistics for College 
and University Libraries," collected by the Princeton University Library. We moved ahead of Duke and 
Northwestern during the year, and, because Stanford displaced Northwestern for twelfth place, we find our- 
selves immediately behind her. 

Ten years ago, in 1949/50, UCLA, with 762,366 volumes, was in twenty-first place, immediately be- 
hind Wisconsin, with 777,491, and ahead of Brown, with 735,871. 

The first six universities remained in their same positions in 1959/60, after several years of jockey- 
ing for fourth, fifth, and sixth places, as we noted in the UCLA Librarian for February 19, 1%0. Cornell, 
though, skipped by Chicago to gain seventh place. 

In volumes added in 1959/60 we again ranked fifth, with 90,706. Harvard was first, with 204,651, 
followed by California at Berkeley, 114,989, Michigan. 98,908, and Illinois, 93,908. 

UCLA was sixth in the amount spent for books, periodicals, binding, and rebinding (compared with 
our fifth place for the previous year), with a total of $592,455. The first five were Texas, S987,978, 
Harvard, $903,630, Yale, $855,591, California at Berkeley, $771,070, and Illinois, $666,924. 

Special Collections Discovers Bibliometry 

If you have wondered at the buzz of adding machines and the slip and click of slide rules and abaci 
in the Department of Special Collections, the answer is bibliometry. This new science of evaluating re- 
search materials in terms of hard cash was recently developed in Germany as a simple economic guide for 
aesthetic investors and, where our interest comes in, for research students preparing dissertations for the 
Ph.D. 

Nicolas Barker has an article on the new science in the Winter Number of The Book Collector. Using 
the formula on Norman Douglas, an author in whom we specialize, the results are as follows, expressed 
in British pounds: 

1 R 

^5-25x551 (^T^X'i-O 

^=^ •3x1500(4-51) =^^"^^ 

(In contrast. Gibbon comes out with a figure of 297.5, and Scott 307.) 

To this date 877 subjects remain to be calculated before we will know where we stand. Figures are 
being checked and rechecked, and at the end we hope we will not have to make the rather shameful con- 
fession of Mr. Barker that "no responsibility can be undertaken by the author ... for the accuracy of the 
facts or the conclusions . . . the mathematics in particular cannot be guaranteed with any confidence." 

Grants (or School and Children's Librarians 

Two fellowships of $1000 each are available from the California Congress of Parents and Teachers 
for library school students during the academic year 1961-62. Applicants must be preparing for careers 
as public school librarians, or as children's librarians in public libraries, and must agree to work as school 
or children's librarians for two years in California following graduation. 

One award is available at each of the graduate library schools at SC and at Berkeley. Candidates 
for the fellowships should write to the Deans of these schools for application forms, which must be re- 
turned by April 15. 



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Machine Methods Symposium Held at Berkeley 

"Automation seems to have little future in libraries, but we all need machines, and libraries are in- 
creasingly interested in mechanization," Robert S. Meyer, Librarian of the Radiation Laboratory on the 
Berkeley campus, told the Symposium on Library Machine Methods held at Berkeley on January 14. Donald 
Black and Richard O'Brien were there representing UCLA. 

"Machines are literal-minded and not very bright," Mr. Meyer continued. "They can be very valuable 
for repetitive tasks, however, and since two-thirds of our library tasks are clerical, machines can be help- 
ful if we realize their shortcomings." 

But, he said, we must beware of expecting too much. Quite aside from the fact that they are expensive, 
and in spite of their speed of operation, machines have very definite limitations. One Univac, for example, 
can search the entire LC catalog in twenty hours, but Mr. Meyer pointed out that more than 8,000 Univacs 
would be required to take care of existing needs and would cost a most impressive sum. 

Marjorie Griffin, Librarian of the IBM Research Library in San Jose, followed with a description of 
the IBM card and the procedures made possible by its use. The types of analysis possible through the 
use of IBM records were also discussed. The Los Angeles County Public Library's printed catalog and 
New Serials Titles, for example, are produced by the aid of IBM. 

Jennette Hitchcock, Chief Librarian in the Catalog Division of the Stanford Library, in her witty dis- 
cussion made the problems of producing catalog cards by Xerox process sound like a soap opera with a 
happy ending. After months of tribulation Stanford was able to reproduce catalog cards for less than the 
cost of LC printed cards. Stanford's experience with the Flexowriter was apparently less dramatic. 

Russell Shank, Assistant Librarian at Berkeley, reminded us of the ingenuity and experimentation 
which are being invested all over the country in the production of catalog cards, and in the various micro- 
techniques, including not only the now familiar Xerox Copyflo but other devices which promise cheaper 
and perhaps superior reproduction. Facsimile transmission and television, for all the progress made, are 
still in the experimental stage, but they promise to open up a new world of possibilities. 

R. O'B. 

Biomedical Library Will Provide Advanced Professional Training 

The Biomedical Library has received a grant of S32,777 from the U. S. Public Health Service to sup- 
port a training program in medical librarianship. One-year training for three participants will begin on 
July 1, and the program is to continue for five years. Three programs of this kind have been established, 
the others being at the National Library of Medicine, in Washington, D. C, and at Emory University, in 
Atlanta, Georgia. 

The minimum requirements for participants are a Master's degree from a graduate library school, read- 
ing knowledge of two foreign languages, and at least 16 semester hours in physical and biological sciences. 
The program will consist of formal course work in languages, the biological sciences, history of science, 
or librarianship, and 25 to 30 hours of supervised work weekly in the Biomedical Library. Participants 
will be enrolled as graduate students in the School of Library Service. 

Trainees will be awarded an annual stipend of $4740, and out-of-state and incidental fees will be 
paid from the grant. Prospective applicants should request further information from Louise Darling, Bio- 
medical Librarian. 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los 
Angeles 24. Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: 
Nancy Bangert, Louise Darling, Sue Folz, Charlotte Georgi, Hilda Gray, James Mink, Richard O'Brien, 
Donald Read, Wilbur Smith. 



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From the Librarian 

We are one week into the second semester of the library school program. I am teaching Course 205, 
Special Problems in the Acquisition of Library Materials, and Course 208, College, University, and Re- 
search Libraries. New students are admitted only at the summer session and fall semester, although one 
exception was made in the case of Audree Covington Malkin of the Music Library staff. 

Last week at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago I answered many questions about the school, and 
particularly enjoyed discussing it with library school Deans-Elect Neal Harlow of Rutgers and Samuel 
Rothstein of British Columbia, as well as with Deans Jack Dalton of Columbia and Ralph Shaw of Rutgers. 

As Councillor from the California Library Association I attended the several meetings of the ALA 
Council. Perhaps the official deliberations of all professional associations are dull, but I do not believe 
any body could be worse than ALA at this conference, in spite of a potentially exciting agenda. 

1 was glad that our library school students were not present. Even a noble civil rights declaration 
could not rouse the Council from its lethargy. From one report 1 culled a pristine phrase: cross media 
package kits. 

The Association of Research Libraries showed more life. A discussion of the administrative impli- 
cations of the revised cataloging code was sharp and meaningful. Called upon at the end for comment. 
Professor Lubetzky observed that national prestige is involved. If the United States does not continue 
the lead given it by Lubetzky and his co-workers, one of the European countries will surely take it. 

Mr. Moore and 1 met with Mr. Vosper and Mr. Metcalf to go over Mr. Metcalf's analysis of the plans 
for the North Campus Library. 

The editor of the ALA Bulletin told me that Mr. Moore's column on Intellectual Freedom is drawing 
more comment than any other feature. As one of the Library Journal's editorial consultants I met with 
Editor Eric Moon, Ralph Shaw, and John Eastlick. Asked what was wrong with librarians, Shaw said most 
of them have no fire in their belly. 1 asked a medical librarian what he meant, and was told that he must 
have been referring to an inactive solar plexus. 

1 told Enoch Pratt's Edwin Castagna how much we miss him. He said he is finding that reading books 
is the quickest way to get rooted in a new region. He is also reviewing books on the Southwest for the 
Baltimore Sun. 

From several Chicago booksellers 1 bought some good books, manuscripts, and maps for our libraries. 
Dean of midwestern booksellers is Wright Howes, now in his 79th year; and at his snug shop i n the lee 
of the Newberry Library, with the temperature outside at 15 above, 1 visited with him and his wife Zoe, 



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their three Siamese cats, and also dug out a beautiful 1720 French map of La Californie and a copy of 
Major Horace Bell's Reminiscences of a Ranger (Los Angeles, 1881) with a great flourishing presentation 
inscription from "Admiral" Phineas Banning. 

If we must be bureaucrats, we can also be bookmen. 

L.C.P. 

Notes on the ALA Midwinter Meeting 

One of the notable actions taken by the Council of the American Library Association at its Midwinter 
Meeting in Chicago last week (notable despite the atmosphere of lethargy which Mr. Powell has described) 
was approval of an amendment to the Library Bill of Rights with respect to the civil rights of individuals 
to use libraries. A new paragraph has been added, which reads as follows: 

The rights of an individual to the use of a library should not be denied or abridged 
because of his race, religion, national origins, or political views. 

The ALA's Committee on Civil Liberties, appointed by President Benjamin Powell last May to pre- 
pare a policy statement on this matter, had recommended this action. The chairman of the committee was 
Herman H. Fussier, Director of Libraries of the University of Chicago. In its report to the President (now 
Mrs. Frances L. Spain) the committee said that it was "well aware that in the present tense situation in 
some parts of the country the adoption of almost any kind of statement in respect to civil rights may seem 
offensive or unnecessary to some, while it may seem overdue to others. Furthermore there are those who 
sincerely believe that the adoption of such a statement may adversely affect the access to libraries on the 
part of the very persons whose interests the policy statement seeks to protect. The Committee believes 
these risks, whatever they may be, must be accepted by the Association." 

Library 21," an exhibit on the "Library of the Future," which is being planned for the Century 21 
Exposition to be held in Seattle from April to October, 1962, was described to the Council by Irving 
Lieberman, chairman of the Century 21 Advisory Committee. The exhibit will aim to foster the develop- 
ment of better libraries, educate the public in library dynamics, and dramatize ALA leadership in future 
planning for libraries. Library 21" will portray a model 'core-library' for a regional public library system, 
will show typical resources and services that can be treated centrally, will stress the value of interlibrary 
communication and cooperation, and will "sensibly integrate machines into a book environment. 

Preliminary planning for the project is being coordinated by Joseph Becker, who was formerly engaged 
in research at the Western Data Processing Center at UCLA. 

Final arrangements were announced by Jack Dalton, chairman of the ALA International Relations 
Committee, for an exchange mission of librarians of the United States and the U.S.S.R., in April, to be 
jointly financed by the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations. Seven top-level ALA organizational people 
will make up the party from this country. 

Mr. Powell, Council member representing the California Library Association, announced a gift by the 
CLA to the ALA building fund of $1000. A documentary film of the ground breaking for the new headquarters 
building last fall was shown, and slides showing progress of construction were also shown. 

E.T.M. 



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Staff members of the Department of Special 
tune as they move about the Library. It seems 






DO NOT 
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P/^ TOwEs 
IN TOILfjS 



Collections have been heard singing and humming a new 
that they have been caught up in a catchy melody written 
by Igor Stravinsky. His doodled, signed manuscript, 
reproduced here, was lately turned up among the 
Stravinsky materials in the papers of Dr. Alexis Kail, 
a critic and musicologist who was a friend of Stravinsky. 
The Kail collection was given to the Library a decade 
ago by Jay Leyda and Sergei Bertensson, and since 
then the little manuscript (lyricist unknown) has lain 
undiscovered between the pages of a more substantial 
composition. As the libraries of the University of 
Southern California and our Berkeley campus both 
have notable Stravinsky manuscripts in their collec- 
tions, we are pleased to announce our holding of this 
minor jewel. 



Personnel Notes 

Airs. Isabelle Driscoll, recently employed as Senior Library Assistant in the Biomedical Library, has 
previously been employed in the Santa Monica Public Library and the library of the Rand Corporation. 

Mrs. Norma Shepherd has replaced Mrs. Rosemary Fahey as Senior Library Assistant in the Catalog 
Department. She received her Bachelor's degree in Spanish from UCLA last month. 

Mrs. Gloria Price is a new Senior Library Assistant in the Circulation Department, replacing Lois 
Keefer, who has resigned to return to school. Mrs. Price has studied at USC and Santa Monica City Col- 
lege and has worked at the West Los Angeles Library and at the Medical Center Library on the University's 
San Francisco campus. 

The following persons have been reclassified from student assistant positions: Mrs. Bertha Makow, 
Senior Library Assistant in the Biomedical Library, Ruth Osuga, Senior Account Clerk in the Acquisitions 
Department, Nicholas Katona, Laboratory Assistant I in the Photographic Department, and Sandra Damley, 
Senior Library Assistant in the Circulation Department. 

IJesignations have been received from Mrs. Yvonne Schroeder, Senior Library Assistant in the Depart- 
ment of Special Collections, Margaret McNamara, Typist Clerk in the Engineering Library, and Mrs. Edith 
Malkojf, Senior Library Assistant in the Business Administration Library. S\rs. S\ary Ann DeVine has 
taken a maternity leave of absence from her position as Senior Library Assistant in the Reference Depart- 
ment. 



Physics Library Has Microfilm Reader-Printer 

A Ihermofax "100" Microfilm Header-Printer is now available for use in the Physics Library. In ad- 
dition to serving as a riiicrofilm viewer, the machine can reproduce a full-sized copy of the projected image 
from the microfilm frame at a cost of about eight cents for each print. Academic and library departments 
sliould make arrangements with the Department of Physics to establish blanket requisitions for official 
use of the Reader-Printer. 



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Visitors 

Herbert Gamble, British Consul General in Los Angeles, and Basil Black, the Consulate's Informa- 
tion Officer, visited the Department of Special Collections on January 23 accompanied by Mark H. Curtis, 
Associate Professor of History. 

Elizabeth Eves, Robert Geryk, Paul Josejson, and Anthony Kostreba, all Slavic specialists from the 
Reference Department of the Library of Congress, visited the Library during the week of January 23 to 27. 
They worked intensively in several departments here, and at Cal Tech and USC, surveying the collections 
of Slavic language materials. 

Staff Activities 

An article by Robert Vosper, "Sviluppi della biblioteca universitaria negli Stati Uniti d' America," 
was published in the March-June 1960 issue of Studi Economic!. 

Doyce Nunis has published his article on "The Sublettes, A Study of a Refugee Family in the Eight- 
eenth Century" in the January number of the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography. 

On January 20 Mr. Nunis spoke to students at St. Joseph's College, in Orange, on "Historic Foot- 
prints in Orange County: The Early Years." 

Man-Hing Mok, Stephen Lin, and Richard Zumwinkle attended the annual regional meeting of the As- 
sociation for Asian Studies, held at the Claremont Graduate School on January 28. 

Charlotte Georgi serves as moderator for a series of lectures, "Business Techniques for Today s 
Woman," presented by University Extension on Wednesday evenings during February and March. 

New Controls on Stock Exits Are Added 

Foot-controlled turnstiles have been installed in the Open Stack Section of the College Library, in 
the Education Library, and in the Music Library. By controlling the exits from book stacks, staff members 
will be enabled to see that all books taken by patrons are properly charged out. 

A new charge and inspection desk inside the stack entrance at the Loan Desk, in the Main Library, 
will serve the same purpose. Stack passes will be checked at either the new charge desk or the delivery 
desk. Staff members are instructed not to make exceptions for anyone, including library staff members 
and faculty members. Hereafter all users of the main stack will be expected to display their stack passes 
upon entering and to present all materials for charge or inspection upon leaving. 

Necker Materials Acquired by Library 

Jacques Necker (1732-1804) did well to keep his head, Mr. O'Brien reminds us, when all about him — 
people in the most fashionable circles — were losing theirs. As one of the principal actors in the drama 
of the French Revolution, Necker seemed always to have kept his head firmly on his shoulders, whether 
arguing in the National Assembly about the price of grain, or opposing the cabals around the tluone which 
twice succeeded in having him dismissed, or bringing about, however unintentionally, the attack on the 
Bastille which inaugurated the revolutionary period. 

The labrary has recently acquired a collection of some ninety-five of Necker's papers, memorials, and 
reports, issued either privately or in his official capacity as finance minister. The collection also includes 
books and pamphlets attacking him. Some of the works are of considerable rarity, and do not a|)pear in the 
standard bibliographies for the period. 



February 10, 1961 49 

Campbell Book Collection Contest Featured in Exhibit 

To announce this year's competition in the Robert B. Campbell Undergraduate Book Collection Con- 
test, the Library next week will exhibit books on book collecting and bibliographies of previous contest- 
ants. Brochures outlining the contest regulations are being prepared for public distribution, and under- 
graduates may submit entries at any time before April 4. 

Final judging will be made on April 26. Judges for the thirteenth annual contest will be Louis Epstein, 
proprietor of the Pickwick Bookshop, Remi Nadeau, local historian and author, and C. Donald O'Malley, 
Professor of Medical History. The first three winners will receive $100, $.50, and $25 in books, supplied 
by Campbell's Book Store in Westwood. 

Student entries will be accepted by members of the committee which is responsible for contest arrange- 
ments. Serving on the committee this year are James Davis, chairman, Peter Warshaw, Brooke Whiting, 
and William Woods, of the Library, and Judd D. Hubert, of the Department of French. 

First French Version of "Das Kapital" Is Acquired 

The Library has acquired the first FVench edition of Das Kapital, by Karl Marx. Le Capital, translated 
by M. J. Roy, was published in Paris by Maurice Lachatre in 1872, in parts priced at ten centimes each. 
The thirty-three chapters of the French edition comprise the first of the three volumes of the German edi- 
tion, of which only volume one appeared during Marx's lifetime. The other two volumes were published 
posthumously, as edited by Engels. 

The French translation is based upon the first German edition of 1867. Marx himself completely re- 
vised both the text and the translation. He stated, in his "Avis au Lecteur," that he had not only revised 
the French version, but had been led thereby to revise, by simplifying or amplifying, the text for the sec- 
ond German edition. "Whatever may be the literary imperfections of the French edition," he said, "it 
possesses a scientific value independent of the original and should be consulted even by those readers 
familiar with the German language." 

The title page of the French edition is illustrated with an engraving of the Pantheon, in Rome, peopled 
with ladies in the voluminous skirts of the nineteenth century. In addition to a full-page portrait of Marx, 
the text is further enhanced with decorative head and tail pieces for each chapter, employing such classi- 
cal motifs as lamps of learning, chariots, and heroic statuary. The final ornament, at the end of Chapter 
33 ("Modern Theory of Colonization"), shows Romulus and Remus being suckled by a shaggy wolf, while 
a bird brings them cherries. 

Visitors from New England (N.S.W.) 

Mr. F. 11. Rogers, Librarian of the University of New England, in Armidale, New South Wales, is visit- 
ing tiie Library today. He and his wife and daughter, Jill, aged 12, came to the United States on the maiden 
voyage of the S. S. Oriana, by way of New Zealand and British Columbia, and they put in at San Francisco 
last Sunday. Mr. Rogers is travelling under a Carnegie Scholarship, and will be making stops of six to 
eiglit weeks at Oberlin and Amherst Colleges. 

The University of New England was established as a university in 1954, having originated from tlie 
New England University College, established in 1938 by the University of Sydney. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los 
Angeles 24. Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: 
Page Ackerman, Donald Black, lames Davis, Sue Folz, Esther Leonard, Doyce Nunis, Richard O'Brien, 
Brooke Whiting;. 



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Volume 14, Number 10 February 24, 1961 



From the Librarian 

Chancellor Murphy, Jean Moore, and I were hosts yesterday at a campus luncheon for Dr. Elmer Belt 
and several of his staff, to discuss the eventual installation of the Belt Library of Vinciana in the new 
Art building. 

Everett Moore, Abbott Kaplan, and I met recently with Safford Chamberlain, literary director of FM 
station KPFK, to plan a conversation on paperbacks to be taped later. 

Maxine Kennedy was here on Wednesday to recruit for the National Library of Medicine. In 1958 Miss 
Kennedy worked for a month in the Biomedical Library in fulfilment of her field service in the University 
of Washington School of Librarianship. 

Johanna Tallman has been appointed Lecturer in the School of Library Service, and is currently giving 
Course 217, the Bibliography of Science, Engineering, and Technology, which she has taught for several 
years in Engineering Extension, as a Lecturer in the School of Engineering. 

Gladys C. Graham has been appointed Supervising Coordinator of Practice Work in the School of Ed- 
ucation and is directing the practice work of the credential candidates in the School of Library Service. 

That tireless traveller, Keyes D. Metcalf, dropped in on us for a few hours last week, en route from 
Tokyo to Boston, and met witii staff and architects on tiie North Campus Library building plans. 

Culminating event of the recent Latin American educators conference at UCLA was a visit to the 
Clark Library, featuring great books and good tea. Shakespeare, Descartes, Whitman, and Wilde proved 
to be the most popular authors, and it was memorable to hear the Brazilian Minister of Educational Research 
reading aloud from Leaves of Grass, and hailing its author as the poet of all the Americas. 

L.C.P. 

Personnel Notes 

Esther Ve'csey, new Senior Library Assistant in the Department of Special Collections, received her 
Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA last June. 

Mrs. Sally Empey has been employed as Senior Library Assistant in the Circulation Department. She 
previously worked as Senior Library Assistant in the Business Administration Library. 

Resignations have been received from Mrs. Barbara Johnson, Senior Library Assistant in the Biomedical 
Library, Mrs. Gloria Millard, Senior Library Assistant in the Circulation Department, and Halbert Watson, 
Senior Library Assistant in the Biomedical Library. 



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Visitors 

A. K. Isaac, Librarian at the University of Kerala, M. L. Kaul, Assistant Librarian at the University 
of Jammu and Kashmir, B. P. Mishra, Assistant Librarian at Patna University, and V. Durairajan, Deputy 
Librarian at Annamalai University, visited the Library on February 6. They consulted with the Librarian, 
lunched with the Assistant Librarians, and toured several Library departments during their day here. The 
visitors are completing their tours of observation and duty in American university libraries, arranged by 
the American Library Association under the terms of the Indian Wheat Loan Grant. 

Mrs. Florence Hickman visited the Department of Special Collections on February 6, accompanied by 
Mrs. jack Teller, Jr. Mrs. Hickman recently gave to the Library the papers of her son, the late C. Sharpless 
Hickman, a Los Angeles music critic. 

Ross K. De Vean, of Riverside, and Edwin T. Coman, Librarian of the University's Riverside campus, 
visited the Department of Special Collections on February 8. 

Anthony Newnham, English book dealer, and Franklin Gilliam, proprietor of the Brick Row Bookshop, 
in Austin, Texas, visited the Department of Special Collections on February 16. 

Staff Activities 

Gordon Stone took part in a panel discussion on "Ne.w Areas of Acquisition in Music Libraries" at 
the annual midwinter meeting of the Music Library Association, held on the University of Michigan campus 
on February 2-4. 

William Woods, as one of the winners of the first national Beta Phi Mu Awards for Excellence in 
Professional Writing, has been granted $50 for his ''History of the California Library Association: The 
First Quarter Century." 

Everett Moore spoke this morning on "Problems Involved in Services to Outside Users" at the SC 
library school's institute on the Master Plan for college and university libraries, held yesterday and today. 
The institute closes this afternoon with Andrew Horn's summary and discussion of "A General Plan for 
the Future." 



Exhibit of Rounce & Coffin Club's "Western Books" 

"Western Books," the 20th annual exhibit sponsored by the Rounce & Coffin Club, will be displayed 
in the Main Library through March \. Fifty-two books produced in 1960 by Western printers were entered 
in this year's competition, and twenty-three of these were chosen for the exhibit. An additional publica- 
tion of the Rounce & Coffin Club, William Cheney's Natural History of the Typeslickers of Los Angeles, 
has been added. 

Lawton Kennedy, of San Francisco, with four books, and Robert Reid, of Vancouver, with three, have 
the largest representation in the show. Among the other presses are those of Saul Marks and Ward Ritchie, 
in Los Angeles, the Grabhorn Press, of San Francisco, the Rampart Press, in Scottsdale, Arizona, and the 
Presses of the University of New Mexico and the University of Hawaii. 

Selections for the "Western Books" exhibit were made by Roby Wentz, of the Zamorano Club, Don 
Fleming, of the Roxburghe Club, and William Eshelman, of the Rounce & Coffin Club. 



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Birdofredom Sawin Comes to Special Collections 

A recent call on Mr. Vincent Price resulted in a gift of five original pen and ink drawings by Edward 
Windsor Kemble, the California writer and illustrator. The drawings show the antics of "Birdofredom Sawin," 

that bonv private who enlisted in a Massachusetts 
regiment and, as Hosea Biglow said, wuz cussed 
fool enuff to goe atrottin inter Miss Chiff arter a 
Drum and fife" right into the middle of the Mexican 
War. 

The war experiences of Pvt. B. Sawin were chron- 
icled in letters to his family back in Massachusetts, 
who were kind enough to pass them along to Mr. H. 
Biglow. One of these missives struck his fancy, and 
after consulting his friend, Parson Homer Wilbur, he 
decided to send it to the Hon. T. J. Buckingham, ed- 
itor of the Boston Courier. Before doing this, however, 
Biglow translated it, so to speak, into his own ver- 
nacular, thinking it peculiarly susceptible of metrical 
adornment. The result was the adventures of Pvt. B. 
Sawin in verse form. These may be read in the Biglow 
Papers, series 1, number 2. 

Edward W. Kemble's work as illustrator and car- 
toonist is well known, particularly in such magazines 
as Harper' s Weekly and Collier' s during the late nine- 
teenth and early twentieth centuries. As yet, however, 
we have been unable to locate an edition of James 
Russell Lowell' s Biglow Papers illustrated by the 
artist. We invite our readers to help us discover 
w«ii diskivcr ■■ where, if at all, these Kemble illustrations were pub- 

Biidofredoni Sawii^ lished. 




We reproduce one of the drawings which shows Birdofredom in the process of writing to the folks back 



This 'ere's about the meanest place a skunk could wal diskiver. 
(Saltillo's Mexican, I b'lieve, fer wut we call Salt-river). 
The sort o' trash a feller gits to eat does beat all nater; 
I'd give a year's pay fer a smell o' one good bluenose later; 
The country here thet Mister Bolles declared to be so charmin 
Throughout is swarmin' with the most alarmin' kind o' varmin. 

As H. Biglow observed to Editor Buckingham, "it ain't nater for a feller to let on that he's sick o' any 
business that he went intu off his own free will and a Cord, but I rather cal'late he's middlin tired o' 
voluntearin by this Time." 

The Library is indebted to Maurice Bloch, of the Department of Art, for inspiring a special interest 
in Kemble in this centennial vear of his birth, and assisting the Library in obtaining some Kemble items 
for the Department of Special Collections. Later in the year the Library will have a Kemble Centennial 
exhibit. 



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An Appreciation of the Boggs Collection on Latin American Folklore 

An extensive collection on Latin American folklore, formed by Ralph S. Boggs of the University of 
Miami, was recently acquired by the Library, as reported in our issue of last September 30. Stanley L. 
Robe, Associate Professor of Spanish, has described the collection in greater detail, in the February num- 
ber of the Occasional Letter issued by the University's Center of Latin American Studies, from which we 
quote in part: 

The four thousand-odd volumes in this collection deal with all phases of folklore: the myth, 
tale, custom and festival, food and drink, music, dance, riddle, and the proverb, to name the more 
important. There is at the same time a strong representation of closely allied fields, with vol- 
umes on anthropology, geography, and history as these subjects relate to folklore . . . 

Geographically all areas of the world are present in these volumes, but Professor Boggs s 
personal bent has been toward the folklore of the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking regions of 
America . . . With the addition of the Boggs material, the Library's holdings in Latin American 
folklore are now second to none in the United States. 

Professor Boggs has long been active as a folklorist and bibliographer. He prepared the 
section on folklore in the early volumes of the Handbook of Latin American Studies, then for 
years compiled the standard folklore bibliography in this country, which was published annually 
in the March issue of the Southern Folklore Quarterly. In the Latin American field he is known 
for his Bibliograjia del Folklore Mexicano (Mexico, 1939) and his Bibliography of Latin Ameri- 
can Folklore (New York, 1940), as well as numerous other studies on the folklore of Spanish- 
speaking people. In recent years he has worked toward furthering an acquaintanceship with the 
folklore of the United States in the countries to the south and has kept in constant touch with 
folklore scholars there through his periodical publication, Folklore Americas. Some idea of the 
inclusive nature of his library can be gained from the fact that it contains essentially every 
item that he mentions in his bibliographies and other scholarly works. 

In great part. Professor Boggs's folklore library was built up through his own personal con- 
tacts with folklorists and scholars throughout Spanish America by means of careful and constant 
correspondence and frequent visits to these countries. As a result of this labor, the library con- 
tains a quantity of single volumes and studies on folklore, many of them printed in limited quan- 
tities and in provincial cities, which have not been available through the normal channels of the 
book trade. A similar situation exists in the case of journals and serial publications . . . 

In addition to the usual published material in book and periodical form, the Boggs library 
contains a considerable number of items not usually found in library holdings, yet having a 
fascination for the folklorist. One of these is a collection of Mexican corridos in a sheaf 
three and one-half inches thick, printed in broadside form and gathered by Professor Boggs dur- 
ing his visits to public markets and other popular centers in Mexico City. Likewise he was able 
to obtain a collection of more than forty Mexican popular plays printed by A. Vanegas Arroyo in 
paperback form. These were often published from manuscripts brought in to the printshop in the 
capital by small-town and rural residents. These plays offer some intriguing problems to the 
scholar who may want to trace their popular and literary antecedents. In Spanish America, arti- 
cles and studies by established folklorists frequently appear in the daily newspapers of the 
larger cities. Professor Boggs had made a special effort to collect these because they contain 
material not usually found elsewhere, such as ephemera and fugitive items that often escape the 
folklorist yet are a delight when they are recorded and made available for study . . . 

The Boggs collection will go a long way toward filling the research needs of the Univer- 
sity s energetic group of Latin Americanists, increasing the range of research projects that 
they can undertake, and enhancing the already attractive graduate programs available in the 



February 24, 1961 55 

area. The departments that seem likely to benefit most directly in this respect are Spanish and 
Portuguese and Anthropology. 

The purchase of the Boggs library has given Latin .America a clearly defined role in the 
program of the Center for the Study of Folklore and Comparative Mythology, recently created on 
the UCLA campus. Our Library holdings in Hispanic folklore have heretofore been quite re- 
spectable, but they now rank as outstanding in the entire country and in comparison with folk- 
lore material available from other areas. The future for folklore study in the Latin American 
field at UCLA is indeed bright. 

One of Our Scofflaws Was Worried? 

Helena S. LeFevre, Director of Poughkeepsie's Adriance Memorial Library, has reported to Mr. Powell 
the discovery of two books from UCLA in the library's drive-up book box. One was a UCLA Library book, 
the other was UCLA military property. She suspects the thief had been impressed by the uproar in East 
Orange, New Jersey, where 'literary scofflaws" have been taken from their homes at midnight by police 
and hauled away to jail for not returning library books. This is the first time she had found books from 
California in her box, she says, though books from Michigan and Maine had been found there. 

Concerning the East Orange raids, incidentally, Messrs. Hamill and Henderson, of the City and County 
Public Libraries, respectively, have issued reassurances that similar enforcement is not expected here. 
In really aggravated cases, they say, local citizens have been taken to small claims court. But, Mr. Hamill 
says, "It isn't an alarming problem here. We have no intention of instigating police state methods." 

Unique Solution at Washington 

The University of Washington Library faces a unique problem in having to vacate its main bookstack 
completely during construction of a major addition to its building. After considering various measures for 
temporarily housing its collection, on or off campus, a location has been found in the underground parking 
area of two residence halls. This will serve, for about two and a half years, beginning with the Spring 
Quarter, as a temporary stack area. It will be designed as an open stack accessible to all users. Read- 
ing space will be provided, and the entire stack circulation staff will be moved to the new location. 

A delayed paging service will also be operated from the Main Library building. Readers will be able 
to request books and have them delivered to some designated service point in the Main Library. 

New Series, Number One 

The Engineering Library has resumed publication of a newsletter to the faculty with the January issue 
of its Infonnation Bulletin, edited by June Armstrong. The king-sized first issue runs to 54 pages, compris- 
ing, for the most part, a classified listing of selected new books added to the Engineering Library during 
the last half year. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los 
Angeles 24. Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: 
Page Ackerman, Sue Folz, James Mink, Gordon Stone, Brooke Whiting. 




Li (a^V r-^ t branan 

••UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARY • LOS ANGELES 2 4- 



Volume 14, Number 11 March 10, 1961 



From the Librarian and Dean 

Following his medical history lecture on Leonardo and the Renaissance, last week, to which I took 
one of my classes. Dr. Elmer Belt lunched with Miss Darling, Mr. Moore, and myself. Dr. Belt will lec- 
ture next week to a libreiry school class meeting on Leonardo's Sources of Learning, to illustrate which 
his librarian, Dr. Kate Steinitz, will bring an exhibit of texts which Leonardo refers to in his notebooks. 

Today I am accompanying a group of students to visit the Doheny Library at St. John's Seminary, near 
Camarillo, the great treasure of which is the New Testament volume of the Gutenberg Bible. 

Recent recruiting visits have been paid to the School of Library Service by Harold L. Hamill, City 
Librarian of Los Angeles, Alan Heyneman, personnel officer of the New York Public Library, and Maxine 
Kennedy, of the National Library of Medicine, and representatives from the Queens Borough Public Library 
of Jamaica, L.L 

During a recent discussion in one of my classes on the key books of the present generation, the con- 
sensus was that The Catcher in the Rye opens the most doors. Miss Zakonyi disagreed, and conducted 
her own poll, on the steps of Royce and at Window B- of the Loan Desk, and reported that The Red Badge 
of Courage is out front. Other nominations? 

L.C.P. 

Personnel Notes 

Mrs. Nanna L. Bame, new Senior Library Assistant in the Circulation Department, replaces Harriet 
Tanaka, who has transferred to the Department of Public Health. Mrs. Bame received her Bachelor's de- 
gree in psychology on the Berkeley campus. 

Glen B. DeVine temporarily replaces fAary Ann DeVine as Senior Library Assistant in the Reference 
Department. He earned his Bachelor's degree in English from UCLA. 

Airs. Molly R. Mignon, new Senior Library Assistant in the Business Administration Library, is a grad- 
uate of the University of Washington, where she majored in music. She worked in the University Library 
there, and in the University Branch of the Seattle Public Library. 

Airs. Irene ]. Ramirez has been employed as Senior Library Assistant in the Engineering Library, re- 
placing Mrs. Marian Nowak who is on a leave of absence. Mrs. Ramirez has worked in the Library of At- 
lanta University. 

Airs. Kathryn Hill has been employed as Senior Typist Clerk in the Librarian's Office. 

Maurice Lapierre has been reclassified to Senior Library Assistant in the Circulation Department, re- 
placing Helen Clark who has transferred to the Biomedical Library. He received a Bachelor's degree in 
French from Boston College in 1959. 



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Staff Activities 

James Mink's article, "Give Us Land, Lots of Land," in the February issue of tlie UCLA Alumni 
Magazine, describes the role of the late Regent Edward A. Dickson in selecting the Westwood site for the 
University's southern campus. 

Donald Black has been asked by William Bull, Professor of Spanish, to speak on linguistics in rela- 
tion to libraries and documentation, at his Linguistics 172 class on April 10. 

Act of Enchantment, by Mr. Powell, has been published in Santa Fe by the Historical Society of New 
Mexico, having been printed in Houston by Jack D. Rittenhouse, at the Stagecoach Press. It is the address 
he delivered last fall at Las Cruces, New Mexico, at the annual banquet of the Society. 

Visitors 

Beatrice Montgomery, Head Cataloger at the Los Angeles County Law Library, visited the Catalog 
Department on February 22. 

Mrs. Olga Diez de Vidal, USIA Librarian in Barcelona, visited the Library with John E. Smith, City 
and County Librarian of Santa Barbara, on March 1. Professor Henry Bruman joined several members of 
the Library staff in entertaining them at lunch. 

Recent visitors to Mr. Powell included Gerald F. McCauley, Editor of Knopf's College Department, 
on February 22, and Millard Wilson, Provost of the University of Hawaii, and classmate of L.C.P.'s at 
Occidental, on February 24. 

F. Emerson Andrews, Director of the Foundation Library Center, New York, visited the campus on 
Monday to consult with Mr. Powell, Miss L^odge, and Mr. Moore about the proposed establishment by the 
Center of collections of materials on foundations in the University Libraries at Berkeley and Los Angeles. 

Anthony Greco and Ann Pritchard, of the University Library at santa Barbara, visited the Reference 
Department of Special Collections on February 22. 

"Salute to France" 

In conjunction with the Theater Arts production of Albert Camus's "The Just Assassins," and the 
Art Department's exhibit, "Salute to France," the Library has on display an exhibit of materials on the 
modern F'rench theater. Featured in the cases are books and theater programs lent by Oreste F. Pucciani, 
Professor of French. Photographs illustrating the life of Albert Camus (1913-1960) have been lent by the 
French Cultural Services of the French Embassy. The exhibit will be displayed through April 7. 



"Student Sweating Over Difficult Books" Preferred 

"I have a feeling that one of the merits of the book is that it is more difficult than mere listening," 
Roy Vernon Sowers, rare book dealer of Los Gatos, recently wrote to Mr. Powell. (He acknowledges the 
prejudice of a bookseller in "seeing red" when people start talking about films, music, records, and tapes 
as "just as important as books.") 

"Intellectual integrity must come from effort, rather than from passivity," he says; "which is not to 
say that emotional pleasures are not to be part of civilization I will admit to Puritan ancestors, but I 
feel that the student sweating over difficult books is a more hopeful picture than that of him lounging with 
feet on table, while he listens to a tape or a record . . ." 



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Walter Eugene Clark Library of Sanskrit is Acquired 

An important collection of books on India arrived at the Library last week, and is here described by 
Jaan Puhvel, Assistant Professor of Classics and Indo-European Linguistics: 

The Library has acquired the entire professional library of the late Walter Eugene (^lark, 
Wales Professor of Sanskrit at Harvard University from 1928 to 1950. The collection com- 
prises well over 1500 volumes relating to Vedic and Sanskrit literature, works of Pali, Tibetan, 
Buddhist, and Jain provenance in both original editions and translations, and materials on 
Indian philosophy, religion, folklore, medicine, grammar, poetics, rhetoric, drama, astronomy, 
mathematics, lexicography, histor\, and other fields. It is the most complete library of its 
kind to be sold in a long time, and will give UCLA great strength in this field. Many of the 
items are of exceptional rarity and all but impossible to obtain on the retail book market. 
UCLA's acquisition of these holdings in the face of stiff competition from other universities 
marks a major step in building up our Library's resources on South Asia. 

In the Report of the President of Harvard University, for 1959-1960, Mr. Pusey notes that Professor 
Clark, who died on September 30, 1960, was one of the leading American scholars of Indian history and 
learning. "Perhaps best known are his translations of an ancient work on mathematics and astronomy. 
The Aryabhatiya of Aryabhata, and his two-volume work, Two Lamaistic Pantheons. His Ingersoll Lec- 
ture on Indian Conceptions oj Immortality and his essay on Indian science in The Legacy of India sug- 
gest what might have been the scope of a projected cultural history of India which other responsibilities 
prevented him from fulfilling. Mr. Clark was both the pupil and the successor of the late Charles Rockwell 
Lanman in the Wales chair, which Mr. Clark assumed in 1928 and held until his retirement in 1950. He 
also served as editor of the Harvard Oriental Series." 

Mister or Doctor? 

What do you call a Ph.D. to his face. Mister or Doctor? Science asks this question editorially in its 
17 F'ebruary 1961 issue in a discussion of the American Ph.D., on the occasion of the degree's 100th 
birthday. (The first one was awarded at \ale in 1861.) 

"Everyone knows that a surgeon is called 'Mister' in England," says Graham DuShane, the Editor, 
"but that physicians are called 'Doctor' both socially and professionally in the U. S. The British novel- 
ist Pamela Hansford Johnson, in an article entitled 'It's Easy to Get Americans .Ml Wrong,' in the New 
York Times Book Review on 1 January, confesses her bafflement about academic titles. 'In America, the 
usage seems to vary from campus to campus. On some, "Professor X" or "Doctor" gives way to the over- 
all "Mister." On others, the title is used, and is expected to be used. How shall a foreigner . . . get 
these things right?' The confusion is not confined to foreigners. In some universities the administrators 
call all Ph.D.'s 'Mister,' but students and colleagues call them 'Doctor.' Often, but not always, Ph.D.'s 
are 'Misters' socially. In industry and government, both socially and professionally, they are 'Doctors,' 
as they are also in the pages of the New Yorker, Time, the Saturday Review, and the New York Times. 
The Washington Post reserves the title for those in the health fields, but occasionally slips up on Dr. 
Wernher von Braun and Dr. George Gallup." 



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Angeles 24. Editor: Everett Moore, .\ssistant Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: 
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March 24, 1961 



From the Librarian and Dean 

Lewis F. Stieg, Librarian of the University of Southern California, lunched with me one day last week, 
and then spoke to my class on college and university library work in the Philippines and Turkey, where 
he spent a total of four years. 

My guest appearance was Tuesday night at a seminar in psychiatry led by Professor Charles W. Tidd 
of the Medical School. On such an occasion one is unsure as to whether he is teaching the students about 
literature, or serving as clinical material. Both, 1 trust. 

L.C.P. 

Personnel Notes 

Mrs. Charlotte Cosby, Senior Account Clerk in the Acquisitions Department, has taken a leave of ab- 
sence to await the birth of her baby. 

Resignations have been received from Mrs. Frances Fox, Secretary in the Biomedical Library, and 
from Janet Carter, Typist-Clerk in the Engineering Library. 

Staff Activities 

Charlotte Georgi has been appointed a Councillor of the Eta of California Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, 
to complete the term of Professor Ada Nisbet, on leave this semester, as a member of the Executive 
Council. 

Page Ackerman was a member of the Notable Books Council (Adult Services Division, American Li- 
brary Association) which has recently issued "Notable Books of 1960," a selected list of 46 books con- 
sidered by the Council to have made an important contribution to literature and general knowledge. The 
list has been published in the ALA Bulletin for March and has also been issued in a leaflet for distribu- 
tion in quantity. 



Visitors 

Miss Maj Dale'n, Associate Librarian of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, in Stockholm, 
visited the University on March 16. Melvin Voigt, Librarian of the University's San Diego campus, also 
a visitor that day, joined members of our staff in entertaining her at lunch. The Biomedical and Engi- 
neering Libraries and the Library School were principal points of interest for Miss Dale'n, who has just 
completed a six-week visit at Berkeley as part of her three-month tour of the United States to study science 
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Exhibit of Carl Sandburg Materials 

First editions of books and pamphlets by Carl Sandburg, with photographs and typewritten letters, 
are displayed in the Library foyer and in the Department of Special Collections. Materials for the ex- 
hibit, which celebrates the awarding of an honorary degree to the poet at Wednesday's Charter Day cere- 
monies, have been lent by Jake Zeitlin and Paul Jordan-Smith. 

Among the pieces having unusual associations is The Dreamer, a small book of poems by Philip 
Green Wright, a professor at Lombard College, in Galesburg, Illinois. The Foreword is signed "Charles 
A. Sandburg," as Carl Sandburg signed his name when he was eighteen years old and a student at Lom- 
bard. With Professor Wright's encouragement, Sandburg's first book of poems. In Reckless Ecstasy, was 
published in 1904. The book was printed on the same press used for The Dreamer — a hand press in the 
basement of Wright's house. 

Book Collection Given by Japanese Government 

Japanese Consul-General Yukio Hasumi and Vice-Consul Masao Tsukamoto, on behalf of their gov- 
ernment, recently presented a collection of 88 books on Japan to the University Library. The gift was 
part of a program of donations to a number of colleges and universities within the several consular dis- 
tricts in the United States, and is intended by the Japanese Foreign Ministry to commemorate the cen- 
tennial of the first diplomatic mission to this country in 1860. 

The presentation of the collection to Chancellor Murphy by the Japanese officials was made during 
a luncheon given by the Library in their honor at the Faculty Center on March 7. Miss Ackerman, Mrs. 
Mok, Mr. Lin, and Mrs. Shigaki were among the members of the Library staff who joined members of the 
faculty for the ceremonies. 

Publications on China Mainland Acquired 

Earlier files of four periodicals and an index published by the United States Consulate General in 
Hong Kong, to which the Library has current subscriptions, iiave been acquired on microfilm. They are 
Current Background, June 13, 1950 — December 27, 1957, Review of the Hong Kong Chinese Press, June 
29-30, 1947 -December 31, 1957, Survey of China Mainland Press, November 1, 1950 - December 1957, 
Extracts from China Mainland Magazines, August 15, 1955 — December 30, 1957, and. Index to Survey of 
China Mainland Press, Extracts from China Mainland Magazines, and Current Background, all published 
through 1957. All are valuable sources of current information on Chinese affairs. 

New Publication of Library Statistics Appears 

If the annual statistics of college and university libraries formerly published in College and Research 
Libraries have been missed, it is because they are now published by the Office of Education of the U.S. 
Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. The first volume of its new annual survey has now ap- 
peared, under the title. Library Statistics of Colleges and Universities, 1959-60; Part 1: Institutional 
Data, by John Carson Rather and Doris C. Holladay. 

The Office states that in initiating this series it takes a major step toward its goal of furnishing cur- 
rent data on all types of libraries. Public library statistics have been issued annually since 1945 and 
the first annual survey of school libraries was undertaken in 1960. The new survey covers the same areas 
as the one formerly conducted by the American Library Association: collections, staff, expenditures, and 
salaries. 

Part 1 lists data for individual institutions arranged by state, as in C 6 RL's former publication of 
the statistics. Part 2 will provide, for the first time, analytical summaries of the data grouped by type 
of institution and control and by enrollment size and control. Part 1 is sold by the Superintendent of 
Documents for 50 cents. 



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Affair at the Crystal Palace 

A letter by the distinguished British architect, Guy Donne Gordon Hake, turned up among the papers 
of the poet Mackenzie Bell, recently acquired by the Department of Special Collections. Brooke Whiting, 
who recognized it as an early effort, could not resist sending Mr. Hake a photocopy of it. 



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The following is Mr. Hake's reply: 

Dear Mr. Whiting: 

It is most kind of you to send me the copy of my letter (aged 6 years) to Mackenzie 
Bell. I think the affair was at the Crystal Palace. The only thing I can remember is 
Blondin on the rope and certainly not "the girls in their night gowns"! 



I cannot decipher the word "King of. 



." It looks like arrest: "then" came 



a farey seems to follow. The arrest might be a childish interpretation of Forrest. 

The date on my letter 18P£ amuses me (my father Geo: Gordon Hake could write 
backwards —mirror style—). I might have been intrigued with 1961 which as you know 
can be read upside down! 



Again with many thanks. 



Yours sincerely 



G. D. Gordon Hake 
If ever you pass this way come and see me in my 14th century cottage. 



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Tribute to the Clark Library and Edna Davis 

David Foxon, bibliographer of the British Museum, spent last year in the United States compiling a 
bibliography of British poetry, 1700-1750. Following an intensive period of work in the Clark Library he 
returned to London, and needing additional information he addressed his queries to the Clark. Reference 
Librarian Edna Davis's reply elicited the following acknowledgment from Mr. Foxon: ". . . may I also 
congratulate you on being the only correspondent to date who produced all the answers I wanted. Ever 
since I was at the Clark I have been reminded by my slips of what a remarkable collection you have — so 
many of your books are in some way an important copy: presentation copies, fine paper, Luttrell prov- 
enance, uncancelled states, and so on, or else just unique." 

Uclcn Scholarship Flowers in Kansas 

Charles D. O'Malley, Professor of Medical History, has translated two works of Thomas Bartholin 
(1616-1680) from the Latin, On the Burning of His Library and On Medical Travel, which have been issued 
together in the University of Kansas Publications, Library Series, number 9. 

The Library at Lawrence has also published, in the February issue of Books and Libraries at the 
University of Kansas, an article on "Chinese Avian Iconography," by Richard C. Rudolph, chairman of 
UCLA's Department of Oriental Languages. He discusses three scrolls of bird paintings, executed by 
Yu Sheng in the 18th century, which are preserved in the University of Kansas Library. 

Announcement of Medical L ibrarianship Training Program 

A brochure describing the graduate training program in medical librarianship, which was briefly noted 
in our issue of January 27, has been prepared and may be obtained from Miss Darling, in the Biomedical 
Library. 

Staff Association Program Held 

Herman Denitz, graduate student in Geography, showed colored slides of photographs taken on a Na- 
tional Science Foundation archaeogeographic survey in southwestern Mexico and during a period of ser- 
vice with the UCLA Colombian Project, at a meeting of the Library Staff Association yesterday. 

Documentolists Meet on Monday 

The Soutliern California Chapter of the American Documentation Institute will meet on campus on 
Monday, March 27. At the afternoon session, experts will present practical techniques in documentation 
and information retrieval, and evening speakers will discuss new methods of information processing. The 
Western Data Processing Center will be open for guided tours at 4:00 p.m., preceding the Chapter's dinner 
at the Faculty Center. 



SLA Meeting at Romo-Wooldridge Library 

Tlie Ramo-Wooldridge Library, in Canoga Park, will be host on Thursday, March 30, to the Southern 
California Cliapter meeting of the Special Libraries Association. Talks, films, and displays feature R-W's 
"Intellectronics Center." A cafeteria dinner ($2.25) at 6:30 p.m. will be followed, an hour later, by the 
business meeting, speakers, and tours. Reservations for tlie dinner must be made today with Mrs. Helen 
Hennesy, Ramo-Wooldridge Librarian. 



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Angeles 24. Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: 
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From the Librarian and Dean 

The week began with a meeting of the Statewide Advisory Council on Library Education, chaired by 
Assistant State Librarian Phyllis Dalton, and including the Council's first visit to UCLA. Dean Merritt 
and Professors Mosher and Wight came from Berkeley. Chancellor Murphy gave a dinner for the group, 
and Dean Arlt was guest at a luncheon meeting. 

Last week Mrs. Tallman and I led twenty students on a field trip to San Diego libraries. Our hosts 
were Clara Breed, City Librarian, and William Jorgensen, Librarian of the Navy Electronics Laboratory. 
Visits were paid also to Scripps Institution and General Dynamics. Miss Breed wrote me afterward, 
"Everyone who met your students has been impressed with their aliveness. About this time of year library 
students are sometimes weary and dull and bored, and it seems a great pity. 

Features of the Friends of the UCLA Library dinner meeting at the Faculty Center on Tuesday were 
Chancellor Murphy's address on Library development, the presence of the Vospers as honor guests, and 
the first public announcement by Dr. Elmer Belt of the forthcoming gift of his great library on Leonardo da 
Vinci. Mr. Vosper met with the Library Committee on Tuesday afternoon. He returns to Lawrence today. 

I am in Denver today as a consultant to the Library School and Library of the University of Denver 
on a visitation sponsored by the Ford Foundation. 

Coming next week: Dr. Luther H. Evans, as Phi Beta Kappa lecturer. Tuesday noon he will also ad- 
dress the library school students and library staff in room 1200 of the Humanities Building. 

L.C.P. 

Personnel Note 

]oan M. Liebert, newly employed as Senior Library Assistant in the Biomedical Library, is a graduate 
of Louisiana State University, with a major in English. 

The Librarian's Activities 

Mr. Powell supplied the text for last Sunday's University Explorer program on "The Book Barons,* 
a discussion of rare book collecting and the founding of rare book libraries by such men of the Golden 
Age of collecting as William Andrews Clark, Jr., Henry Clay Folger, John Carter Brown, Henry E. 
Huntington, and J. P. Morgan. 

Mr. Powell will be one of the guest lecturers for the William Robertson Coe Program in American 
Studies, to be conducted this summer at New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, New Mexico. 



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Exhibit Honors Opening of Neuropsychiatric Institute 

"The Treatment of Mental Illness," an exhibit in the Biomedical Library, is an historical survey of 
the concepts and treatment of mental disease, and celebrates the opening of the new Neuropsychiatric 
Institute. The exhibit, which will be shown during April and May, was assembled by Donald Read, aided 
by the advice of Charles W. Tidd, Professor of Psychiatry. 

Pictures and text in the exhibit trace the interesting, and often violent, history of psychotherapy 
from prehistoric concepts of the etiology of madness and Greek attempts at classification and treatment, 
through the dark ages of witchcraft, demonology, and exorcism, to the Renaissance of psychiatry, the 
period of enlightenment, the emergence of great reformers, and the development of institutions and modern 
therapies. Of special interest are the pictures of "restraints," from the collection of Dr. Robert Bookhammer 
of Philadelphia. Visitors may be shocked at the devices used by our well-intentioned forefathers to con- 
trol the insane. 

The Yale Medical Library has lent a number of historical prints and caricatures from its Fry collec- 
tion; these may be seen in the main cases, along with books from the Winfred Overholser collection which 
was acquired last year by the Biomedical Library. Dr. Overholser, an eminent psychiatrist, has long had 
an interest in institutional and forensic psychiatry. 

The reading room cases display examples of psychotic art from the Art Clinic at the Brentwood 
Veterans Administration Hospital. This work was done by disturbed patients and serves both therapeutic 
and diagnostic purposes. The patients' insight into their own problems is evident in the paintings, and 
the torment shown by their pictures is sometimes frightening. 

Latin American Music Exhibits Scheduled 

The Main Library and the Music Library will display books, music, and pictures relating to the music 
of Latin America, in conjunction with the Spring Festival of Latin American Music, to be conducted by 
the Department of Music during the last two weeks of this month. Among the materials in the exhibit will 
be enlargements of pictures showing dances, musical performances, and musical instruments. 

The Exhibits Committee has been assisted by Robert M. Stevenson, Associate Professor of Music. 
The exhibit in the Main Library will be shown until May 12, and the exhibit in the lobby of the Music 
Building until April 24. 

"Challenge in Reading," Number Three 

The College Library is presenting the third in its series of exhibits of books selected by faculty 
members as enjoyable and intellectually stimulating reading for student readers. "Challenge in Reading, 
III" will be displayed in the Open Stack Section through May 27, and all of the books in the exhibit are 
available for circulation. 

Selections for this exhibit were made by Keith Berwick, Assistant Professor of History, Mary Holmes, 
Lecturer in Art, and Neal Oxenhandler, Associate Professor of French. Leaflets listing the exhibited 
titles have been prepared by James Davis. 

Some Births 

A son, James W. Willard, Jr., was born on March 9 to James and Gloria Willard. Gloria is a former 
member of the Circulation Department staff. 

Glen and Mary Ann DeVine, alternating as Senior Library Assistants in the Reference Department, are 
the parents of a daughter, Morgan Althea DeVine, born on March 28. 



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Visitors 

G. Homer Durham, recently inaugurated as President of Arizona State University, in Tempe, visited 
the Graduate Reading Room on March 17, and recalled that his was the first Ph.D. degree in Political 

Science to be awarded at UCLA (1939). He was for- 
merly Academic Vice President and Professor of 
Political Science at the University of Utah. 

Parlinah, of Gadjah Mada University, in Jogja- 
karta, Indonesia, visited the Library on March 21, 
particularly to see the collections of public docu- 
ments in the Government Publications Room and the 
Bureau of Governmental Research. She was accom- 
panied by Mrs. Larasati ]oenoes, of Djakarta, a stu- 
dent at UCLA in the English as a Second Language 
Program. 

Carl Sandburg visited the Department of Special 
Collections on March 22, with Jake Zeitlin, after the 
Charter Day exercises at which he was awarded an 
honorary degree of Doctor of Fine .\rts. Sandburg 
items lent by Mr. Zeitlin and Paul Jordan-Smith were 
on display in Special Collections and in the foyer. 

Wilbur J. Smith, Carl Sandburg, Jake Zeitlin 

Adrian Wilson, printer and typographical designer of San Francisco, visited the Department of Spe- 
cial Collections on March 30 to look at English and American playbills. 

Mrs. Edmund E. Aluhowicz, reference librarian in charge of interlibrary loans at Michigan State Uni- 
versity, visited with Miss Rosenberg, Miss Lodge, and Mrs. Euler on April 3. 

Milton French, for many years chairman of the Department of English at Rutgers University and now 
a Fellow at the Huntington Library, visited the Library on April 4. He is preparing the volume of Milton's 
Latin Grammar, to be included in the Yale University edition of Milton's prose works. 

UW Student Here for Field Work 

Graham Elliston, a student in the School of Librarianship at the University of Washington, is devoting 
several weeks to the study of procedures in the Cataloging Department here, in fulfillment of his directed 
field work for the School. Mr. Elliston, a native of Canada, is a graduate of the University of British Co- 
lumbia where he majored in psychology. 




Luther Evans Will Be PBK Speaker 

Luther H. Evans will give a public lecture next Monday, at 3 p.m., in Humanities Building 1200, on 
"Some Problems of Economic and Social Development of Underdeveloped Countries." He is being presented 
at UCLA as a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar by the Eta Chapter of California, and will meet with stu- 
dent and faculty groups on Monday and Tuesday. 

Mr. Evans is a senior research consultant on the staff of the Brookings Institution. He has taught 
political science and international relations at Stanford, Princeton, and Dartmouth. He has served as Di- 
rector of the Historical Records Survey (1935-1939), Librarian of Congress (1945-1953), and Director- 
General of UNESCO (1953-19.58). He is a member of the U. S. National Commission for UNESCO. 



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Relocation of Agriculture Library Materials 

With the termination of the College of Agriculture and the Agricultural Experiment Station at Los 
Angeles and establishment of a College of Agriculture at Riverside, the Agriculture Library on this cam- 
pus is being dispersed. Because its space in the Physics Building is now being remodeled for other 
uses, the Library closed its doors on March 3L Its 13,000 volumes are being placed in storage until they 
can be permanently recataloged to other appropriate locations. 

After April 17 all books in the collection will be available through delayed paging. Botanical and 
entomological materials (classifications QK and QL), which are used primarily by the departments of 
Botany and Zoology, will be placed in the Biomedical Library. Materials in agricultural economics, hor- 
ticulture, and other subjects of general interest will be stored in the Main Library. Readers may obtain 
specific books by presenting call slips at the Loan Desk, and the books may be picked up within twenty- 
four hours. 

Current periodicals will be shelved with other periodical collections in appropriate reading rooms. 

In order to make sure that the most heavily used books are transferred to the stacks without delay, 
faculty members and branch librarians have been urged to report needed titles to Dora Gerard, head of 
the Acquisitions Division of the Biomedical Library. As the former Agriculture Librarian, Miss Gerard 
has continuing responsibility for the orderly dispersal of Agriculture Library materials. 

Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library 

The departments of Engineering, Astronomy, Mathematics, and Meteorology are all served now by the 
Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library, and the Library of Numerical Analysis Research is also 
housed there. Formal approval of the new name and extended scope of the former Engineering Library was 
recently granted by the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Interdepartmental Library Committee. 

First Zeitlin and Ver Brugge Lecture Is Announced 

Dr. F. N. L. Poynter, Librarian of the Wellcome Historical Medical Library, in London, will speak 
on "Bibliography, Some Achievements and Prospects," in Humanities Building 1200, at 8 p.m. on April 
12. His address is presented by the School of Library Service as the first annual Zeitlin and Ver Brugge 
Lecture on Bibliography. 

Problems 

***A student searched unsuccessfully for an author in the G's of [he card catalog, then said bitterly 
to a staff member, "Odd that you don't have even one copy of the Bible!" 

***A gentleman from New York 1 wrote the Library that he would very much appreciate information 
about "publications or books, or possibly some treatise written about the possible link— direct or indirect — 
between animal and vegetable life." 

***This one happened at UC, Santa Barbara. When a telephone inquirer was asked if he would please 
come in to the Library to look up the information he was asking for, his reply was "I can't, I'm in jail!" 

***Faced with the task of giving our handbook. Know Your Library, a Dewey number, the cataloger 
of the Library Association, in London, created a beauty: 027.779494. It's listed among the Association's 
acquisitions, in the Library Association Record for February. 



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Regent Roth Is Weil-Known Bibliographer 

Appointment of William M. Roth of San Francisco to the Board of Regents recalled those years at the 
Clark Library when "Roth" was one of the book collecting bibles. A Catalogue of English and American 
First Editions of William Butler Yeats, exhibited in the Yale University Library, 1939, by William M. Roth, 
served as the Yeats bibliography until the definitive one by Allen Wade appeared in 1951. 

As a Yale undergraduate. Roth formed and cataloged this notable Yeats collection. We will look to 
CU News for a report on his book collecting since then. 

Southern Meeting of CLA and CURLS Tomorrow 

The Southern District of the California Library Association will meet tomorrow at Mt. San Antonio 
College, in Walnut, in joint session with the Southern Section of the College, University, and Research 
Libraries Section. The principal speakers during the morning session, "Panorama of the Future," will 
be faculty members of Mt. San Antonio, California State Polytechnic, and the Claremont Colleges, dis- 
cussing the political scene, science, technology, religion and philosophy, and education in California. 

Frances Clarke Sayers will lead an afternoon session devoted to children s literature, one of several 
specialized sections to be led by scholars in a number of fields, concerning the bibliographic resources 
in their fields. 

LAPL Heads to Visit Libraries 

Seventeen Central Library division and department heads of the Los Angeles Public Library will visit 
the University Library next Thursday, to consult with staff members of the Main Library and other libraries 
on the campus. Leading the group will be John Phillips, Head of the Central Library Subject Departments. 
A luncheon for the group will be held at the Faculty Center. 



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Angeles 24. Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: 
Page Ackerman, Rudolf Engelbarts, Sue Folz, Eleanore Friedgood, Dora Gerard, Lawrence Clark Powell, 
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Volume 14, Number 14 April 21, 1961 

From the Librarian and Dean 

Miss Ackerman and I are in La JoUa today for the spring meeting of the Library CounciL which began 
yesterday. "Library Elements of the Master Plan" is the main item for discussion. 

I am grateful to Chancellor Murphy and Mr. Vosper for the imminent promotion of Mr. Moore and Miss 
Lodge, announced in this issue, thus formalizing a working relationship a long time growing. The contri- 
butions of these two staff members to the Library's development and to my own professional work are 
many, and as my administration of the Library nears an end, I want gratefully to join Mr. Vosper in ac- 
knowledging them. 

The April issue of The Horn Book is dedicated to the memory of Anne Carroll Moore, the great chil- 
dren's librarian, who died on January 20 in her 90th year. Among other articles is "Postscript: the Later 
Years by Frances Clarke Sayers who succeeded Miss Moore as superintendent of children's work in the 
New York Public Library —a strong, beautiful memorial essay. I met Anne Carroll Moore only once. It 
was at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York after I had spoken on "The Alchemy of Books." Miss Moore came 
up and introduced herself, and by the grip of her hand and the gleam in her eyes, I was transfixed for a 
long moment. A single meeting with such a person lasts a lifetime. 

L.C.P. 

Personnel Notes 

Barbara Bisch, Principal Library Assistant in the Catalog Department, has taken a three-month leave 
of absence to travel in Europe. 

Robert L. Crosson, Senior Library Assistant in the College Library, has resigned to move to New 
York. 

Verna Ulrich, Senior Library Assistant in the Catalog Department, will transfer to the Berkeley cam- 
pus on May 1. 

A UCLA Personnel Note from Lawrence, Kansas 

Robert Vosper, University Librarian-designate, sends the following note to the Librarian: 

I am especially happy that my first administrative report to the UCLA Library staff can be 
the delightful news that on July 1st Everett Moore will become an Assistant University Librarian 
and thereupon join ranks with my other two instructors, Page Ackerman and Paul Miles. This 
change in Mr. Moore's status will give me full opportunity to lean heavily on his rich background 
of library experience, his unerring good taste and humane wisdom, and his firm reputation in the 
academic community. No one will be surprised that at the same time Ardis Lodge, as a Librarian 
IV, will succeed to the Headship of tlie Reference Department. This is so right and inevitable 
a move that I am pleased that it has finally become possible. 



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Visitors 

E. A. Roateng, of the University College of Ghana, visited the Department of Special Collections 
on April 6. 

Gordon Ward, of the National Science Foundation's Research Data and Information Services, visited 
the campus on April 12 to discuss a proposal for establishment here of a depository and reference center 
for government scientific and technological reports. Professor Max Dunn, Associate Dean of the Graduate 
Division, joined members of the Library staff in discussing the program. 

Thirteen Central Library division and department heads of the Los Angeles Public Library visited 
the Main Library and fourteen other campus libraries on April 13. Katherine Laich, Assistant City Li- 
brarian, and John Phillips, Head of the Central Library Subject Departments, led the group, which in- 
cluded Yetive Applegate, General Reading Services, Riva Bresler, Fiction Department, Irene Hagen, Phi- 
losophy and Religion Department, Thelma Jackman, Social Sciences Department, Lois Jones, Literature 
Department, Helen Laughlin, Science and Technology Department, Mary Helen Peterson, History Depart- 
ment, Ida Raabe, Foreign Department, Olive Sprong, Art and Music Department, Florence Thorns, Bindery 
Department, and Elsie Tmesdale, Order Department. Mr. Powell and members of our Library staff enter- 
tained them at lunch at the Faculty Center. 

Visitors Extraordinary 

Two of the year's most distinguished visitors came to the campus last week for lectures of special 
interest to librarians. Luther Evans, former Librarian of Congress, and now with the Brookings Institu- 
tion, gave the Phi Beta Kappa lecture on Monday and met on Tuesday with members of the Library staff 
and students of the School of Library Service for an informal discussion of such matters as overseas in- 
formation libraries, UNESCO, and the Library of Congress. 

On Wednesday, Dr. F. N. L. Poynter, Librarian of the Wellcome Historical Medical Library, in London, 
presented the first annual Zeitlin and Ver Brugge Lecture on Bibliography for the School of Library Ser- 
vice, and provided a brilliant opening for this series. Dr. Poynter gave two other lectures during the week, 
at the Medical Center. 

Sherry Terzlon Librarian of New Institute 

Sherry Terzian is the Librarian of the recently opened Neuropsychiatric Institute of the California 
State Department of Mental Hygiene, in the UCLA Medical Center. Miss Terzian is well known to many 
members of the Library staff as Sherry Taylor, formerly Librarian of the Prudential Insurance Company. 

Malibu Scenes Exhibited by Special Collections 

Pastels of Malibu," the current exhibit in the Department of Special Collections, is a display of 
fifteen small pastel drawings from a collection of twenty-one recently purchased by the Library. The un- 
signed pictures show views of the Malibu coast and canyons as they looked in the 1930's. 

Mr. Lubetzky to Address Technical Processes Group 

The Southern California Technical Processes Group will meet next Monday evening for dinner at 6:30, 
at Grand View Gardens, in Chinatown. The program to follow will include a talk by Seymour Lubetzky on 
"Administrative Implications of the Revision of the ALA Catalog Code," and a report by Mrs. Catherine 
MacQuarrie on the Survey of the Cost of Cataloging in Southern California, which her committee has re- 
cently conducted. Election of officers will also be on the agenda. All interested staff members and their 
husbands and wives will be welcome. 



April 21, 1961 



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Prompter's Script of Behan's "Hostage" Presented to Library 

Leonard S. Field, producer of Brendan Behan's play "The Hostage," in New York, Los Angeles, and 
other cities, has presented the prompter's script for his New York production to the Library. Wilbur Smith, 

Shirley Hood, and Professor Henry 
Goodman of the Theater Arts De- 
partment accepted the gift last week. 

In discussing the play, Mr. Field 
pointed out that so many changes 
had been made in the script since 
its first production in London that 
it would scarcely be recognizable 
to its original audience. The love 
interest was sentimentalized to ap- 
peal to the American audience. Mr. 
Field felt that while this helped the 
box office, it worked ageiinst the 
artistic quality of the play. Mr. Behan 
has been closely associated with 
the various productions. Numerous 
lines taken from Mr. Behan's phi- 
losophizing in various taverns along 
the way were inserted where they 
seemed appropriate. 

Mr. Field said that the two years 
spent in working on the play had 
been hectic, but that the rewarding 
association with Brendan Behan and with his play had made the effort worthwhile. Mr. Field also sug- 
gested that when Mr. Behan comes to the West Coast, he would be happy to meet with young playwrights 
of the Theater Arts Department. 




Wilbur Smith ond Leonard S. Field 



Library Featured in Local Press 

The Clark Library's history and book collections are described in an article by Harold Tucker in the 
Los Angeles Times of last Sunday, based upon interviews with Mr. Powell and Mr. Conway. Photographs 
accompanying the article include pictures of the first folio edition of Shakespeare, Dickens' David Copper- 
field in the original parts, and a view of one of the rare book rooms. 

Local newspapers {Times, Examiner, and Daily Bruin) have carried feature articles on the Elmer Belt 
Library of Vinciana on the occasion of Dr. Belt's gift of his extensive Leoneirdo da Vinci collection to 
UCLA. The books will be kept in the Art Library of the new Art Building. 



How Many and How Much 

Forty bright sixth-graders, members of a special class for gifted students at Bellagio Elementary 
School, toured the Library one day last week, letting nothing escape their attention. Relentlessly statis- 
tical in their thinking, they plied the reference librarians with questions. What s the biggest library in the 
world? How many books does it have? What's the biggest library in the United States? How many books 
does It have? When was the first book printed? How much would a copy cost? Isn't it all worn out? 
What is the oldest book in the UCLA Library? If UCLA had a printed catalog of books like the Librar)' of 
Congress's, how many volumes would be in the set? How long does it take to become a librarian? You 
mean, five years just to learn to take care of some books? 



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Staff Activities 

Lorraine Mathies is the editor of a column of short book reviews, entitled "Have You Head?," in the 
Newsletter of Pi I^ambda Theta, the professional association for women in education. Her editorship be- 
gan with tlie Winter, 1960, issue. 

llalph Johnson has written an article on "The UCLA Map Collections,' part of a series on West Coast 
map collections, for the February issue of the Bulletin of the Geography and Map Division of the Special 
Libraries Association. 

Robert Lewis was elected vice president of the Medical Library Group of Southern California at its 
March meeting. 

Louise Darling visited library schools at the universities of Denver, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, 
Michigan, and California (Berkeley) last month to recruit for the Biomedical Library's training program in 
medical librarianship. 

Mary Ryan participated in the special meeting held on March 25 at Columbia University by the Joint 
Committee on African Resources, a group formed by the Farmington Plan Committee of the Association 
of Research Libraries. 

Everett Moore has reviewed Dan Lacy's Freedom and Communications for the "Professional Reading" 
section of the Library Journal for April 1. 

Charlotte Georgi has brief reviews of William Maxwell's The Chateau and Iris Murdoch's A Severed 
Head in the "New Books Appraised" section of the same issue of L]. 

Everett Moore was a member of a panel discussing "Man's Quest for Freedom* at a meeting last Tues- 
day of the Beverly Hills-Westwood Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, at the Westside Jewish 
Community Center. Other panelists were Leonard Freedman, of University Extension, Hans Meyerhoff, 
Professor of Philosophy, and Arthur Wina, a graduate student from Northern Rhodesia. Eason Monroe, 
local ACLU Executive Director, moderated the program. 

Something About Topsies 

The following purports to be a verbatim record of a conversation between a librarian and one of our 
rather younger patrons, overheard at the Public Catalog: 

"I want a book about Topsies." "Topsies? What are they?" "Just Topsies." "You mean they rhyme 
with Flopsies and Mopsies? Like rabbits?" "No!" "Here's a pencil and paper. Write it down." "Cannot." 

"Tell me something about Topsies." 

"What they do to dead people." 

Librarian, after checking in the A's: "Here's a book, A Survey of the Law Concerning Dead Human 
Bodies. " 

"I want that one!" 

"Are Topsies what you want to do when you grow up?" 

"Yes!" 

UC Represented by A.H.H. at Marymount 

Andrew Horn represented President Kerr last Saturday at the dedication of the first buildings of the 
new Marymount College campus at Palos Verdes. 



April 21, 1961 



Mrs. Graham Reminisces 

"I Remember, When . . ." was the subject of Gladys Graham's talk on March 1 at the Second Annual 
Doctoral Alumni Meeting at the School of Education, when she reminisced about earlier days in the School 
and in the University Library. Of special note to her Library colleagues are her recollections of the pre- 
ftorld ttar II Graduate Reading Room and its post-war reincarnation, in which the plans for the present 

Lducation Library were first developed. 

Mrs. Graham's talk has been published in the March issue of the UCLA Educator. 

SLS Student is Palisades "Citizen of the Year" 

William E. Hinchliff, student in the School of Library Service, and known in Pacific Palisades as 
"Mr. Librarian," has been honored as the Palisadians' "Citizen of the Year." .At the annual banquet of 
the Palisades Civic League last Friday he was praised for his campaign last fall to raise additional money 
for tfie new Palisades branch building of the Los Angeles Public Library. In his drive for $25,000, $28,000 
was subscribed, and the Public Library has agreed to match that amount, thus adding $56,000 to its pre- 
vious allocation of S175,000. 

The new library will be built this year on a site adjoining the Pacific Palisades playground. The 
architects for the building are Quincy Jones and Frederick Emmons, who are designing our North Campus 
Library. 

Co! Tech Is Host for SLA Meeting 

The Southern California Chapter of the Special Libraries .Association will hold its .April meeting to- 
morrow at the California Institute of Technolog)'. Arthur L. ToUefson, of the Western Personnel Institute, 
will speak on "The Recruitment Enigma," at the noon luncheon at the Athenaeum. The afternoon will be 
devoted to tours of several special libraries in the Pasadena area. 

West Coast Graduates Win Lilly Fellowships 

Kenneth Nesheim, who has worked in both the Clark Library and the Main University Library, and is 
now a student in the School of Library Service, has been awarded one of the two Lilly Library Fellowships 
at Indiana University, starting July 1. The other successful candidate in this first year of the awards is 
John William Matheson of the Library of Congress, who did his field work in the Reference Department at 
UCL.A while he was a student in the University of Washington School of Librarianship, in 1958. 

The Fellows will spend a year in the new Lilly Library on the University campus at Bloomington, 
and will engage in all phases of procurement and processing and in service with research materials. 



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UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los 
Angeles 24. Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: 
Louise Darling, Esther Euler, Sue Folz, Shirley Hood, Frances Kirschenbaum, James Mink, Helen More, 
Esther V'e'csey. 



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May 5, 1961 



From the Librarian 

The Clark Library is holding its annual invitational seminar tomorrow on the subject of Science in 
16th and 17th Century England. Papers will be read by Professors A. Rupert Hall and C. Donald O'Malley, 
and discussion will be led by Professor Majl Ewing. Sixty scholars are expected to attend from UCLA 
and other western institutions. 

Last Saturday the Clark Librar)' was host to the visiting members of the Grolier Club of New York 
as part of a lavish outpouring of local bookish hospitality. Other centers of attraction were the Honnold 
and Huntington Libraries, the Southwest Museum, the Elmer Belt Library of Vinciana, and the Doheny Li- 
brary at St. John's Seminary, Camarillo. 

L.C.P. 



Personnel Note 

Mrs. Elizabeth Costin, Principal Library Assistant in the Graduate Reading Room, has resigned to 
move to Missouri, where her husband will enroll in the Law School at the University of Kansas City. 

Staff Activities 

Donald Black, the Library's official representative to the American Documentation Institute, was re- 
cently elected secretary of the Institute for a one-year term. 

Bunsho Jugaku, of Konan University in Kyoto, William Blake scholar and authority on Japanese hand- 
made papermaking, is the subject of a piece by Everett Moore in the Zamorano Club's Hoja Volante, num- 
ber 64. 



Documents Meetings North and South 

Herbert Ahn is between spring meetings of the California Library Association's Documents Committee, 
of which he is Chairman. Two weeks ago the northern section's meeting in the Bowman Alumni House at 
Stanford University drew 82 librarians for discussions of methods of listing, recording, and housing govern- 
ment publications. Among the speakers were Ruth Elwonger, California State Library, Vera Slaughter, 
Oakland Public Library, and Mr. Ahn. 

Next Friday the southern section will hold its meeting in the Faculty Club on the UC Riverside cam- 
pus. The same topics will be discussed at this meeting, and the speakers will be Mrs. Alice Bendroth, 
Honnold Library, Claremont, Helen W. Azhderian, University of Southern California, and Mr. Ahn. As at 
Stanford, the discussion of methods will consider three schemes of organizing government publications, 
by the U. S. Superintendent of Documents Classification, by dispersal in the library's collection, and by 
issuing agencies. Methods of recording and housing documents will be discussed and demonstrated. 



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Vi sitors 

Olga Heinie, Librarian of the University of Zurich Medical Scliool and Hospital Library, spent the 
day of April 25 observing in the Biomedical Library, with visits to the Main and Engineering Libraries 
included. Miss Heinie is on an eight-month study tour of American medical libraries. The first five 
months were spent at Yale Medical Library where she worked as a member of the staff in various depart- 
ments. 

Merle C. Bartlett, fAay Price, James B. Burnell, and George fJ[. jenks, all of the Catalog Department 
at San Fernando Valley State College, visited the Library on April 25 to examine the routines and files 
in our Catalog Department. Jeannette Hagan introduced them to the subject heading file and outlined the 
procedures used in keeping it up-to-date, and Helen More explained the practices and files employed for 
continuations cataloging. Mr. Jenks and his wife, the former Zoya Gilboa, are both former staff members 
here; Mr. Jenks served in the Acquisitions Department, and Mrs. Jenks in the Continuations Section of 
the Catalog Department. 

Richard F. Davidson, of Miami, Florida, visited the Department of Special Collections on April 26 
to use books and manuscripts of Richard Lovell Edgeworth and Maria Edgeworth. 

Ruth Savord, Librarian of the Council on F'oreign Relations, in New York, and a past president of the 
Special Libraries Association, called on Mr. Powell on May \. 

Thirteenth Campbell Judging Completed 

The 13th annual Robert B. Campbell Undergraduate Book Collection Contest has been judged, with 
the first prize going to Edward D. Mitchell, Jr., for his collection entitled "The Anatomy and Systematics 
of Recent and Fossil Aquatic Mammals." William L. Zeltonoga's "The Pursuit of Philosophy" won second 
prize, and Bob Zeuschner won third prize for his collection on Zen Buddhism. 

The judges, Louis Epstein, owner of the Pickwick Bookshop, Remi Nadeau, the author, and Professor 
C. Donald O'Malley, reached their decision about Edward Mitchell's entry after short deliberation. With 
items such as T. Gill's Prodrome of a Monograph of the Pinnipedes (which Mitchell describes in his an- 
notation as "The first complete classification of this group, much of which is still valid. The 'Monograph' 
was never published"), the reason for the judges' decision was clear. 

After the judging, Mr. Campbell, the judges, and the contest committee members adjourned to the Fac- 
ulty Center, and were joined by Mr. Powell for lunch. Much of the talk revolved around recollections of 
earlier bookselling days in Los Angeles, when Epstein and Powell both worked on West Sixth Street and 
Campbell was 'way out on Vermont Avenue. 

Biomedical Staff Member Selected for NLM Internship 

Elizabeth Sawyers, Senior Library Assistant in the Biomedical Library, has been selected as one of 
three librarians to serve in the internship program of the National Library of Medicine for 1961-62. Miss 
Sawyers is a member of the School of Library Service class of 1961. 

CSEA Holds Membership Drive 

UCLA s Chapter 44 of the California State Employees Association is conducting a membership cam- 
paign through May 15. Members signing up the largest numbers of new recruits will be awarded special 
prizes, and special life insurance available through CSEA will be open for new enrollments during the 
same period. Further information about the membership drive or the insurance plan may be had from the 
CSEA office in Royce Hall. 



May 5, 1961 79 

Foundation Depositories Are Established at UCLA and Berkeley 

The University Libraries at Los Angeles and Berkeley have been designated as depositories for 
foundation reports and related reference materials by the Foundation Library Center, in New York. These 
will be among the several depositories designated in various parts of the country as reference centers for 
information about foundations which are organized to support charitable, scientific, literary, or educational 
programs. The materials will be made freely available for reference to all who are concerned with philan- 
thropy in these fields of interest. 

The Foundation Library Center is now making arrangements for the deposit of materials from the many 
foundations concerned. As soon as these have been accumulated and organized for use a public announce- 
ment about the depository will be made. 

Library Will Be Depository for Canadian Government Publications 

The UCLA Library has become a selective depository for Canadian government publications, in re- 
turn for which the National Library of Canada will receive publications of the University of California 
which fall within that Library's fields of interest. Arrangements for the exchange have been worked out 
through the assistance of Mr. W. Kaye Lamb, National Librarian of Canada, whereby the Queen's Printer 
will send us the Daily Checklist of Canadian government publications, from which we may select any pub- 
lications that we wish to receive. 

Selective depository status was granted to the University Library at Berkeley in November 1959, and 
it was announced in Berkeley at that time that depository status had been granted also to UCLA. The re- 
port was not correct, for the Ottawa government had granted it to the University of Southern California, on 
the recommendation of the Consul-Gen eral of Canada in Los Angeles, because of its more central location 
in the Los Angeles area. 

Because of the well-established programs of study and research in Canadian government and history 
on this campus, the possibilities of obtaining a second depository in Los Angeles were then thoroughly 
explored. 

Policies of the Department of Public Printing and Stationery, in Ottawa, did not, however, permit 
granting of a second "official" depository in the same region, and Mr. Lamb therefore proposed that an 
exchange agreement be arranged which would benefit both the National Library of Canada and the UCLA 
Library. We gladly accepted his offer to make such arrangements. 

Last week Mr. Lamb wrote that he had completed these arrangements. Thanks to his good assistance, 
we will now be able to receive Canadian government publications that will be of great importance for re- 
search at UCLA. 

Three Interested Observers 

Three UCLA people have contributed jointly to a discussion on "Teaching Reference Work" in the 
April 15 issue of Library ]oumal, a special number concerned with reference books and services. Everett 
Moore, writing on "Reference and Bibliography Are Basic in UCLA School," describes the background of 
planning for the reference curriculum in the School of Library Service. Andrew H. Horn discusses the 
preparations in greater detail and describes the present reference courses, in his contribution, "Planning 
the Course in Reference and Bibliography." Gustave 0. Arlt, Dean of the Graduate Division, in "Bibliog- 
raphy — An Essential Piece of Equipment," writes on the vital role of bibliography for the scholar and the 
librarian. 



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Meeting on Photocopying is Held 

A meeting on "Photocopying: Present Services and Potentialities" was held here last Friday by mem- 
bers of the library staffs of the Riverside, Santa Barbara, San Diego, and Los Angeles campuses who are 
concerned with intercampus lending and borrowing of research materials. Procedures and problems in util- 
izing photocopying methods in substitution for original materials were discussed in detail, with particular 
reference to the promotion of co-operation between the University's campuses in southern California. 

Esther Euler, Paul Miles, Everett Moore, and Harry Williams planned the full-day's meetings. Mr. 
Williams prepared a packet of examples of photocopying by various processes available here and conducted 
a demonstration tour of the Photographic and Book Copying Services. An analysis of relative costs of 
interlibrary lending and borrowing of books and periodicals and the supplying of photocopy substitutes was 
undertaken at another session. 

Attending as an observer from San Francisco was Mrs. Carraenina Tomassini, of the UC Medical Center. 

Are Two Brains Better Than One? 

Robert D. Tschirgi, Professor of Anatomy and Physiology, will speak to the Library Staff Association 
on "The Search for Symmetry: Are Two Bains Better Than One?" The meeting will be held in the Staff 
Room on Tuesday, May 16, at 4:00 p.m. 

County Medical Association is Host for SLA Meeting 

The Southern California Chapter of the Special Libraries Association will meet this evening at the 
Los Angeles County Medical Association offices, at 1925 Wilshire Boulevard. Dinner at 6:30 will be 
followed by the annual business meeting and addresses by the editors of the Auto Digest Foundation. 

. . . And Two Later Visitors . . . 

Charles L. Camp, Professor of Paleontology, Emeritus, at Berkeley, and editor of the third edition 
of Henry R. Wagner's The Plains and the Rockies, and C. H. Dykman, editor of the Ford Times, were 
among Mr. Powell's visitors on May 1. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los 
Angeles 24. Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: 
Page Ackerman, Herbert Ahn, Louise Darling, Sue Folz, Anthony Hall, Helene Schimansky, Peter Warshaw, 
Marie Waters. 



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From the Librarian and Dean 

On July 1 Betty Rosenberg will transfer with me to full-time appointment as Lecturer in the School 
of Library Service. In addition to teaching assignments commencing with the fall semester, she will have 
responsibility for the Laboratory Collection, with Joan Crowley continuing as the Librarian in immediate 
charge of it. Throughout the planning for the school and its operation this year, Miss Rosenberg has been 
of great help to faculty and students. Her appointment gives the school the full force of one of the coun- 
try's most dynamic and able "bookmen." 

Last Friday the University of California School of Librarianship alumni, presided over by William 
Geller, gave a luncheon at the Student Union in honor of this year's UCLA Library School class. Dean 
LeRoy Merritt came the farthest and was the wittiest. All I could do was to offer continuing leadership 
to our alma mater in the north. It was at the same time great fun and serious business, and we hope an 
annual tradition has been established to match the one in Berkeley. 

L.C.P. 

Personnel Notes 

George Brackelt, newly employed as Senior Library Assistant in the Biomedical Library, has worked 
in the M.I.T. Library in Cambridge, Mass., while attending Northeastern University in Boston. 

Mrs. Josephine Brachmann has resigned her position as Senior Library Assistant in the Serials Section 
of the Acquisitions Department. 

Visitors 

Paul Barron, a student at Emerson College, in Boston, visited the Department of Special Collections 
on April 29 to see the collection of early editions of Ralph Waldo Emerson, donated to the Library by his 
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Mayers. 

Colonel Carlos H. Granizo, of the editorial board of La Nacicn, the leading newspaper of Guayaquil, 
Ecuador, visited the Library on May 1 and examined the Ecuadorian materials in the stacks. He was ac- 
companied by his wife and son, and escorted by Roger Warren Kroeger, of Los Angeles, a UCLA alumnus. 

Yoshifumi Ueda, Dean of the Faculty of Letters at Nagoya University, visited the Oriental Library on 
May 2 with Airs. Masako Fujita. Professor Ueda, the author of several works on Indian philosophy and 
Buddhism, examined the Library's collection of Buddhist materials. 

Dr. Alberto Iria, Director of the Arquivo Historico Ultramarino, in Lisbon, visited the Library on May 
2. He discussed our programs for acquisition of African and Portuguese materials with Miss Ryan and 
Messrs. O'Brien, Armstrong, and Ahn. 



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Dr. Leo Smith, Vice-President in charge of academic affairs at the Rochester Institute of Technology, 
visited the Library on May 4. 

Dr. Basil T. Fedoroff, of the Picatinny Arsenal, in Dover, New Jersey, visited the Chemistry Library 
on May 9. He presented a copy of his book, Encyclopedia of Explosives and Related Items, volume L 

Geoffrey T. Alley, Director of the National Library Service of New Zealand, visited the Library on 
May 10, and toured the School of Library Service. He lunched at the Faculty Center with members of the 
library school faculty. Dean Howard E. Wilson of the School of Education, and Mr. Nunis. He later visited 
the Clark Library. 

Staff Activities 

Mr. Powell will be the keynote speaker at the 52nd annual convention of the Special Libraries Asso- 
ciation, meeting in San Francisco from May 28 to June 1. His address, "Into the Mainstream," will be 
given at the official opening session on Monday morning. May 29, at the Sheraton-Palace Hotel. 

Charlotte Georgi will give two talks at the SLA convention. She will speak to the Business and Fi- 
nance Division on "Shortcuts in University Business Library Services: Self-Service Reference," and to 
the Insurance Division on the "New Graduate School of Business Administration Library at UCLA." 

Betty Rosenberg will be one of the panel members for the "Annual Report Clinic" of the Public Li- 
braries Executives Association of Southern California, meeting at the Los Angeles Public Library next 
Tuesday afternoon. 

Everett Moore spoke on "Some New Library Prospects for Southern California" at the Spring meeting 
of the Orange County Library Association, held last Wednesday evening at the Los Coyotes Country Club 
in Buena Park. A tour of the new building of the Buena Park Library District followed the meeting. 

Clarification: Donald Black's secretarial post in the American Documentation Institute, reported in 
our last issue, is with the Southern California chapter. 

Mr. Powell addressed the Campus Wives Club on the Riverside campus last Saturday. 

Betty Rosenberg spoke on book reviewing at a recent meeting of the Severance Club. 

Exhibit Honors the Italian Risorglmento 

As part of the University's observance of the centennial of the unification of Italy, the Library will 
exhibit books and pictorial materials on "The Italian Risorglmento: 1861" through June 2. Fourteen hand- 
some wall panels illustrative of modern history of Italy, have been lent by the Italian Embassy. Professors 
Charles Speroni and Giuseppe Velli, of the Department of Italian, have assisted the Exhibits Committee 
in planning the display. 



Accounting Library 

The Arthur Young Accounting Collection, founded by a gift from the Arthur Young & Company Founda- 
tion, will be housed in the Business Administration Library. The Foundation has announced that it intends 
to supplement its original gift with annual donations, to enable the University to provide a superior library 
in the field of accounting. 



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Special Collections Exhibits Children's Books and Games 

Children's books, games, and illustrations from the 18th and 19th centuries are exhibited in the dis- 
play case of the Department of Special Collections. Several examples of the work of George Cruikshank 
are shown: illustrated fairy tales, an original watercolor of Jack and the Beanstalk, and A Comic Alphabet, 
from A la mode to Zoophyte, a folded strip of caricatures. Three sets of miniature libraries for children 
are exhibited -twelve volumes of The Cabinet of Lilliput, ten volumes of The Book-Case of Knowledge, 
and several examples of the 18th-century miniature volumes from John Ludford's juvenile library. 

Walter Crane is represented with an original watercolor illustration from an alphabet book, and with 
his holograph copy of the unpublished manuscript of Lionel's Latitudes, done in watercolor and pen-and- 
ink for his son Lionel. Copies of both the original manuscript and the published volume of Alfred Crowquill's 
The Two Sparrows are displayed, as well as a vividly colored example of 19th-century French children's 
books. La Poupee Bien Elevee. 

Medical Library Interns Announced 

Louise Darling has announced that the first two internships in medical librarianship have been awarded 
to Mrs. Jessica Moore, a student in the School of Library Service, and formerly employed in both the Geol- 
ogy and Main Libraries, and Martha Bovee, a February graduate from the School of Librarianship at the 
University of Denver. Both will spend the coming academic year in the Biomedical Library. 

"The Best of Both Worlds- 
Robert Vosper, in Miami Beach recently to address a meeting of the Florida Library Association, found 
himself listed on the program as Director of Libraries, University of Kansas, Los Angeles. The meeting, 
he says, was held in an improbable place called Cafe le Can Can. He says he was tempted to croon rather 
than speak his piece. The Gamut, published by the Library Staff Association of KU's Lawrence branch, 
headed their report of the incident "The Best of Both Worlds!" 

Hawaiian Constitutional Convention Proceedings Edited by Agnes Conrad 

Agnes C. Conrad, State Archivist of Hawaii, formerly a member of our Catalog Department, is one of 
the editors, with ftobert M. Kamins, of the Proceedings of the Constitutional Convention of Hawaii, 1950, 
published under the supervision of the Attorney General's office and the Public Archives, in Honolulu, 
in 1%0. The Library has received Volume I: Journals and Documents. 

The List May Now Be Read in Moscow 

About 1,700 copies of Mr. Powell's special reading list, "Around the World in 60 Books," first an- 
nounced in Westways some months ago, have now been sent out in answer to requests by readers. (It will 
be recalled that after he had casually written that he would send such a list to anyone who asked for it, 
several people did ask for it, and then several more, and still several more. And so he actually prepared 
the list, which up to then had only been in his mind.) 

The other day a request for the list came from the Lenin State Public Library of Moscow, forwarded 
by the Library of Congress. It had been noted in Publishers' Weekly. The Lenin Library is an institution 
with which the Library of Congi-ess conducts an extensive exchange of publications. Mr. Powell gladly 
filled the request. 



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New Edition of Biomedical Guide 

The 1961 edition of the Brief Guide to the Biomedical Library, a twelve-page pamphlet, was issued 
last week. The Guide was compiled by Louise Darling and Robert Lewis. 

Wherein Mr. Milt Gross Leads All the Rest 

A brief, single-sheet issue of the UCLA Librarian, dated August 31, 1950, packed more fascinating 
news into its two pages than has perhaps any other one issue of this newsletter. So it seems, at least, 
ten years later. The Editor can take no credit for it, because the "Editor for a day' was Neal Harlow, 
then Head of the Department of Special Collections (soon now to become Dean of the School of Library 
Service at Rutgers, after completing ten years as Librarian of the University of British Columbia). 



Gross, Milt, 1895- 

Correspondeiice, 1928^8. 

69 items. 

In University of California at Los Angeles Library (109) 

Author and cartoouist. Fan mail. Includes correspondence with 

Neal Harlow 1945-48, and letters from Oliver Wendell Holmes and 

Rupert Hughes. 

Gift of Mr. Gross, 1946-18. 



California. Univ. at 
for Library of Congress 



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Los Angeles. Library 



A gentleman named Robert Vosper had just taken over as Acting Librarian, because Librarian Powell 
had left for England the week before "to join the ranks of Guggenheim-endowed librarians, if so select a 
group can.be put in the plural." (In 1960, R. V. was to return to the United States from a year's Guggenheim- 
ing and Fulbrighting of his own in England and Italy.) 

Mr. V. s first official announcement as Acting Librarian was that Mr. Harlow's appointment as As- 
sistant Librarian at UCLA was "now official.' 

Several faculty members, Mr. Vosper wrote, were then abroad on book-buying missions, and had writ- 
ten in on the state of their projects: "notably Professor T. S. Brown from Athens and Professors H. F. 
Williams, R. V. Merrill, and 0. Pucciani from Paris. Professor Rudolph dropped in on his return from 
Mexico. His report: no Chinese books.' 

A remarkable group of visitors had come in, all on one day: Phineas Windsor of Illinois (already in 
his eighties) and his daughters, Margaret, of Stanford, and Elizabeth, then of Coe College; and H. L. 
White, National Librarian of Australia, and Mrs. White. All were photographed together. 

The Editor for a day reported completion of the eight-month "Library Alterations Project," which 
meant, of course, the remodeling of the west wing following construction of the new east wing. "A recap 
of operations would be more tedious than edifying," he wrote; "what is most satisfying is the appreciation 
of beneficiaries, the staff, who have for many months been more walked upon than around, crowded into 
corners, packed off to the east wing, buried under plaster, and otherwise martyred in the cause of progress." 



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In a column headed "CLU Diary," Mr. Harlow reported that "following the Summer Session solstice, 
many traveling bands of librarians dropped in upon us," among them Benjamin A. Custer, Assistant Li- 
brarian of the Detroit Public Library, and formerly Head Cataloger at UCLA, with Mrs. Custer, Librarian 
in the Detroit Institute of Arts, former cataloger at UCLA. (Mr. Custer is now at the Library of Congress.) 

Also a visitor during the fortnight was Milt Gross "('Nize Baby' and 'De Night in de Front from 
Chreesmas,' for instance)," who came with Professor Frederick Shane of the University of Missouri, who, 
it was reported cryptically, "continued a visit of the Department of Special Collections called off on ac- 
count of darkness last July 28. 

This last item serves as prelude to an historic event reported to us last week by James Mink from the 
selfsame Department of Special Collections. Received from the National Union Catalog of Manuscripts 
Project in the Library of Congress were the first cards representing our collections in that catalog, and 
among them was the one reproduced here concerning our collection of Milt Gross correspondence. Appro- 
priately, the name of Neal Harlow pops up — in company with some of the most interesting people. 

Mr. Mink has been reporting our collections to the project for about a year now, and so far about a 
hundred collections have been listed. We can expect more cards soon. It was nice of LC to lead off with 
UCLA's old friend Milt Gross. 

Guest Staff Member in Catalog Department 

Esther VanderVelde, cataloger at the William Allen White Library of Kansas State Teachers College, 
in Emporia, will be the guest of the Catalog Department for three to four weeks beginning on May 31. She 
will observe cataloging procedures and do practice work. 

"A Very Minor Affair" at MILC 

A burglary at the Midwest Interlibrary Center, in Chicago, occurred on the evening of March 8, and a 
report of this shocking event has recently appeared in the Center's Newsletter, by the Director, Gordon 
Williams, former Assistant Librarian at UCLA. It was, he says, "a very minor affair, and our loss was 
only about six dollars in nickles and dimes of the staff's coffee money, plus three broken windows. But 
there were other elements, he says, which made tiie affair "of uncommon interest— at least for the Director.' 

"Perhaps we should start at the beginning," he continues, "which was 9:18 p.m. on Wednesday, March 
8, a cold and very snowy night. 

'The telephone rang in the Director's home and the operator told him that the burglar alarm at the 
Center had been tripped and the police notified (the Center is about as securely wired with burglar alarms 
as a bank vault). The Director put on his galoshes, his overcoat, his muffler, his hat, and his gloves, went 
out and scraped the snow off his windshield, and then drove to the Center. When he arrived at the Center 
all was dark and calm— no police, no crowds, nothing but snow and a window broken beside the front door. 
But since the window was broken, and someone could have entered, he prudently waited for the police — 
for fifteen minutes. When two policemen did arrive he unlocked the front door and entered with the police. 

It was immediately apparent that the staff lounge had been searched since drawers and their contents 
were scattered all over the floor. It was also apparent from a secret sign that someone had entered the work 
room. By this time two more policemen had arrived, and with drawn guns the four searched the building, 
discovering in the process that the burglars had attempted an unsuccessful entrance through the receiving 
room before breaking in through the front, but not discovering any burglars in the building. The police left 
after reassuring the Director with lurid details of how four men had just shot and killed a storekeeper a few 
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"The Director locked the front door after them and sat down to wait for the service company he had 
called to come board up the window until it could be replaced in the morning. Two hours later, at about 
two minutes to midnight, the repairmen arrived. The Director unlocked the front door for them, went back 
to his office to telephone his wife that he would be home shortly, and having completed his call started 
back to watch the work being done. 

"As he stepped out of his office he unexpectedly faced a man carrying his shoes and with a hammer 
sticking out of his pocket just coming out of the work room and headed for the front door — obviously the 
burglar. The Director admits to chasing him, but shamefacedly, since he didn't catch him. The workmen, 
who ought with luck to have been at the front door repairing the glass side panel, had gone back to their 
truck for lumber, so it was unprotected. 

"Well, the police were called again, and this time eight squad cars arrived, promptly, for a second 
search. All they found out was that the seen burglar's partner had escaped through a fire door in back, 
presumably at about the same time his pal was escaping through the front door. 

"The Director occasionally wonders, but doesn't like to think too much about it, of what might have 
happened had both burglars shown up together during the two hours he was locked up alone with them in 
the library. He can't remember that the proper action in such cases was covered in the course in Library 
Administration he once took. 

"P. S. No books were lost." 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los 
Angeles 24. Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to 'his issue: 
Herbert Ahn, Louise Darling, Eve Dolbee, Sue P^olz, Charlotte Georgi, Frances Kirschenbaum, Man-Hing 
Mok, Betty Rosenberg, Helene Schimansky, Esther Vecsey. 



UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARY • LOS ANGELES 2 4- 



Volume 14, Number 17 June 2, 1961 



From the Librarian and Dean 

This has been for me a week of what the Indians would call Making Big Mouth. On Monday in San 
Francisco I spoke at the opening session of the Special Libraries Association's 52nd annual conference. 
Tuesday I attended the Executive Board meeting of the California Library Association, also in San Fran- 
cisco. Wednesday evening 1 gave the Commencement address at the University of Arizona in Tucson. 

Personnel Notes 

Loa Keenan, Librarian II in the Catalog Department, has resigned to accept a position at the Douglas 
Aircraft Corporation. 

Mrs. Ethel Santry, new Principal Library Assistant in the Graduate Reading Room, has served as a 
Serials Librarian in the Harvard Medical Library. 

Mrs. Juanita Walden has been employed as Senior Library Assistant in the Catalog Department. She 
has attended Clark College, in Atlanta, and Southern University, in Baton Rouge. 

Mrs. Constance Spenger has been reclassified from student assistant to Senior Library Assistant in 
the College Library. She received her Bachelor's degree in German from UCLA in February. 

Resignations have been received from Mrs. Deborah Fishbein, Senior Library Assistant in the Acqui- 
sitions Department, Mrs. Norma H. Shepherd, Senior Library Assistant in the Catalog Department, and 
Nancy Bangert, Senior Typist Clerk in the Administrative Office. 

Mrs. Marilyn Rosenfeld, Secretary-Stenographer in the Catalog Department, has been granted a four- 
month leave of absence to await the birth of her baby. 

Visitors 

Sr. and Sra. Oscar Mendes, of Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and Sr. Romualdo Chagas, of Washington, D. C, 
who accompanied them as interpreter, visited the Library on May 15 with Miss Helen Caldwell, of the De- 
partment of Classics, and Professor M. A. Zeitlin, of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. They 
were shown around by Helene Schimansky. Sr. Mendes is a member of the faculty of the Universidade 
Catolica of Belo Horizonte, and literary editor of the newspaper, Diario, of Belo Horizonte. 

Jimcho Granados, bookseller from Guatemala, and his sister, Dora Granados, visited the Department 
of Special Collections on May 23. They were particularly interested in seeing Payo Enriquez de Ribera's 
Explicatio apologetica, 1663, the first book printed in Guatemala. 

Stuart Baillie, Director of Libraries and the School of Librarianship of the University of Denver, visited 
the Library and the Library School on May 24. 



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Library School News 

Florence Williams has returned to campus as Administrative Assistant in the School of Library Service, 
replacing EUie Schuetze who has resigned to enter the School as a student. Mrs. Williams worked in the 
Librarians Office from 1951 until 1960. For the past year she has been employed at Rocketdyne in Canoga 
Park. 

A valedictory address to the students by Patricia Paylore, Assistant Librarian of the University of 
Arizona, and a paper to the faculty on the teaching of reference by Donald M. Powell, Arizona's chief 
Reference Librarian, were twin contributions made last week by these two visitors from Tucson. 

A good omen occurred at the recent reception given by the Powells for the library school students 
and staff when the iris known as the Purissima, the most celebrated of those developed by Sydney B. 
Mitchell, broke a six-year dormancy and bloomed on the day of the gathering. 

Staff Activities 

Tom Higdon represented the Biomedical Library at the Special Libraries Association's annual meet- 
ing in San Francisco, and at the meeting of the Medical Library Groups of Southern California and the San 
Francisco Bay Area on Sunday. 

Robert Lewis has been appointed to the Medical Library Association's Subcommittee on Courses. 

Louise Darling has been elected to three-year terms on the Board of Directors of the Medical Library 
Association and on the Council of the American Association of the History of Medicine. 

Louise Darling read her paper on 'Medical School Libraries -Their Community Role" at a session of 
the Medical School Group at the annual meeting of the Medical Library Association in Seattle, May 7-12. 

Jean Moore has reviewed Mary W. Charaberlin's Guide to Art Reference Books (ALA, 1959) in the May 
issue of College and Research Libraries. 



R.V.'s Nine Eventful Years 

To mark Robert Vosper's nine years as Director of the University of Kansas Libraries, a handsomely 
printed booklet has been prepared in his honor under the editorship of Robert L. Quinsey, Assistant Di- 
rector at KU. It is entitled Nine Eventful Years; ^\n Index to Books and Libraries at the University of 
Kansas, 1-26, 1952-1961. Thomas R. Buckman, who will assume the Directorship at Lawrence in July, 
has written a foreword in appreciation of Mr. Vosper as Director and Editor. 

"There is something of Tom Pinch in every good librarian and private book collector, in many an able 
student and scholar; nay, even in a chancellor or two," Mr. Buckman writes. "And it is a happy occasion 
indeed when this common bond unites them all in the absorbing task of bringing together the volumes that 
make a great library. This is the event — or more properly the sustained succession of many similar such 
events during the past nine years —which we mark with the publication of an index to Robert Vosper's 
Books and Libraries at the University of Kansas. In so doing we wish not only to note the end of a remark- 
able period of library growth inspired chiefly by Bob Vosper's capable and imaginative leadersliip; abetted 
by the knowledgeable support and encouragement of Chancellor Franklin D. Murphy; but also to rededicate 
ourselves to continuing the vigorous expansion of our library resources under a new chancellor well-known 
for his bookish kinship with the schoolboy from Grove House Academy." 

The Library staff at KU presented Mr. Vosper with a bound copy of the twenty-six issues of Books 
and Libraries at a dinner in his honor at the Kansas Union. 



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Rosecrans Papers Are Exhibited in Main Library 

An exhibit of the papers and correspondence of General William Starke Rosecrans will be displayed 
in the Library to July 15. The opening of the exhibit today will coincide with the publication of James 

Mink's guide to the collection as number 
12 of the Library's Occasional Papers, de- 
scribed elsewhere in this issue. 




This important collection of General 
Rosecrans' papers was acquired in 1956 
for the Department of Special Collections 
as a gift from his grandchildren, William S. 
Rosecrans II and Mrs. Carmelita Rosecrans 
Ewing. Mr. Mink cataloged the materials 
and arranged them in classified order in 
manuscript boxes; he has recently completed 
the indexing of the collection for publica- 
tion in the Occasional Papers series. 

The exhibit includes materials on the 
General's Civil War battles, Mexican am- 
bassadorship, and California railway and 
mining ventures. Battle scenes, portraits, 
military commissions, and Rosecrans' sword 
may also be seen in the exhibit. 



General William S. Rosecrans (1862) 
Portrait by George P. A. Healy 



Guide to Rosecrans Papers Published 

The Papers of General William Starke Rosecrans and the Rosecrans Family: A Guide to Collection 
663, by James V. Mink, published as the Library's Occasional Paper number 12, serves as an index to the 
writers, recipients, and subjects of correspondence and papers in the Rosecrans collection, arranged in 
110 boxes in the Department of Special Collections. 

Mr. Mink's introduction traces the career of General Rosecrans, and comments on the significance of 
this collection of 25.000 to 30,000 pieces. Professor Brainerd Dyer, of the Department of History, has 
contributed a foreword, in which he remarks on the richness of the gift of the collection to the University 
by William Starke Rosecrans II and Carmelita Rosecrans (Mrs. Majl) Ewing, the General's grandson and 
granddaughter. Illustrations include a formal portrait of the General, a letter to Rosecrans from President 
Lincoln, and scenes from old photographs in the collection. 

Professor Dyer points out that the papers will be a valuable source "for students of the American 
Civil War, mining and railroad activities in Mexico and Western United States, and California land problems, 
and, of course, for biographers of General Rosecrans or of any of his many distinguished correspondents — 
Presidents, generals, politicians, and business leaders." 



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Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library Holds Open House 

The Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library, in Room 8279 of Engineering Building 2, will 
hold an Open House for the orientation of staff members on Friday, June 16. Visitors are requested to 
arrive on the hour, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., for tours which will last about 45 minutes with time 
for questions. 

The Engineering Library now serves the departments of Astronomy, Mathematics, and Meteorology, 
as well as the Numerical Analysis Research Laboratory, and will prove to be of interest not only to new 
staff members, but to others who have not seen the recent expansion of services and collections. 

". . . the Zest, Skill, and Detail of a Teddy Roosevelt " 

A note about Mr. Vosper's appointment, by Arthur T. Hamlin, Librarian of the University of Cincinnati, 
appears in the May issue of College and Research Libraries. 

"Mr. Vosper has much in common with his great predecessor, Lawrence Clark Powell," Mr. Hamlin 
says. "Both have been aggressive in getting financial support. Both are wise bookmen, widely read, 
with uncanny skills in ferreting out valuable libraries and arranging transfer of title and transportation. 
On the trail of a collection Mr. Vosper organizes his resources and armament with the zest, skill, and 
detail of a Teddy Roosevelt setting off for a shoot in Africa." 

Carlos Carmona, of the "Good Neighbor Library" 

Carlos Carmona, of La Paz, Baja California, visited the Library and Library School on May 23. He 
teaches in a school in La Paz, but is best known locally now for his single-handed creation of a public 
library there, as reported last week by Ed Ainsworth in the Los Angeles Times (May 22). He calls it the 
"Good Neighbor Library." 

Mr. Carmona, a graduate of Polytechnic High School in Los Angeles, and the University at Berkeley, 
determined several years ago, when he was teaching in San Rafael, to devote his life to improving rela- 
tions with the Latin Americans. As reported by Mr. Ainsworth, "He took a very practical method of ac- 
complishing his aim. He went down to Ensenada, in Baja California, about 70 miles below the American 
border, took a bus from there for another 150 miles and then started walking the remaining 600 miles to 
La Paz on the Gulf of California down toward the end of the peninsula. 

"In La Paz he discovered the great need to be a library for the people of the famous resort town." 

He came back to San Diego to get some help in starting his library. After he had appeared on a tele- 
vision program to explain his need for books a great flood of them started coming in until he had collected 
about 60,000. The rest of the story —of his getting the books transported to La Paz by the USS Nereus, 
a submarine tender, through State Department assistance, of his finding a building, through the support 
of some leading families of La Paz, the Territorial Governor, the Mexican Secretary of Education, and the 
United States Ambassador, of his obtaining lumber and building his own shelves — is equally extraordinary. 

Since most of the books donated are in English (and many were not suitable for the library), Mr. Carmona 
needs books in Spanish. His recent trip to California was for the purpose of seeking donations of such 
books. 

And Mr. Carmona wants to find a librarian who would like to volunteer to help him out for perhaps a 
few months in getting the books organized. 



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Staff Association Speaker Will Discuss Thai Libraries 

Utliai Dhutiyabhodlii, Librarian of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Medical Sciences, 
Siriraj Hospital, in Dhonburi, Thailand, and an instructor in reference and bibliography in the Department 
of Library Science at Chulalongkorn University, in Bangkok, will speak to the Staff Association on "Li- 
braries in Thailand" next Thursday, June 8, at 4 p.m. in the Staff lloom. Miss Dhutiyabhodhi will remain 
at UCLA as an observer in the Biomedical Library until June 16. She is in the United States under the 
sponsorship of the foreign fellowship program of the Medical Library Association, which has enabled her 
to spend two months at the National Library of Medicine and to visit libraries in several parts of the country. 

A graduate of Chulalongkorn University with a major in history, Miss Dhutiyabhodhi enrolled in the 
Library Science Department which the University opened in 1952. After completing the course, she was 
awarded a fellowship by the China Medical Board of New York to study at Columbia University's School 
of Library Service, where she earned the M.S. degree in 1955. While a student at Columbia, she worked 
in the Cornell University College of Medicine Library. 

Response to "The Book Barons" 

The University Explorer's broadcast on the Clark Library("The Book Barons," April 2) brought requests 
for copies from 664 listeners, up to May 22, including a number who wrote notes of appreciation to Hale 
Sparks, Manager of the University's Radio-Television administration. Among the postmarks noted in a 
sampling Mr. Sparks sent over were Clayton, Mo., Capitola, Calif., and Shawnee Mission, Kansas. 

The Antiquarian Bookman published the complete transcript of the broadcast in its May 15 issue. 

Miss Darling Visits UBC 

Following the Medical Library Association's annual meeting in Seattle in May, Louise Darling spent 
three days in Vancouver, mostly at the University of British Columbia where Librarian Neal Harlow gave 
her a thorough introduction to that beautiful campus, from Totem Pole Park at one end to the handsome 
new Library wing at the other. Of particular interest to her were the opportunities to visit the Biomedical 
Library, third of its kind on the continent, and to sit in on a conference on the Library's new building plans. 
She has also brought back greetings from fonner UCLA staff members MoUie Hollreigh (now Director of 
the Pacific Northwest Bibliographic Center at the University of Washington), Helen Shoemaker Agoa, 
and Gordon Williams. 

"I Tell You What Is Good ..." 

Professor Frank Baxter, retiring this month from "formal academic life" at the University of Southern 
California, had these things to say at the close of his last lecture to iiis Siiukespeare class: 

"No one is supposed to tell others what is good. I tell you what is good. You can't live, you can't 
mesh with this world, unless you read." 

"We are not only a body and a bowel. People who bring children into the world and are not prepared 
to feed their brains are, in my philosophy, ignoble." 

"We are a stupidly informed people. We're not a literate nation. Let s face it. 

"An architect doesn't have to put bookcases in a house today. But if he didn't, where would the wonu-n 
put their china?" 

"The idiots who run TV, and look at the ratings, think people are best pleased at tiie low, hypnotic, 
and opiate level ..." 



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New Circulation Procedures Are Announced 

New procedures for paging of books at the Main Loan Desk will be put into effect with the opening of 
the Summer Session, June 19. The greatly increased circulation of books and bound periodicals this year 
has seriously delayed service and has resulted in long waiting lines at the Loan Desk during peak hours 
of service. 

Under the system to be adopted, a borrower who presents a call slip to an attendant at the desk will 
be given a number card immediately, and will not be required to wait while files are checked for location 
of the book. He may go elsewhere while the book is being searched, or he may remain in the waiting area. 

As soon as the attendant has checked the call slip to determine whether the book is charged out to 
another brrower or to another department, the book will be paged, or a report of its location will be made. 

Upon delivery of the book at the Delivery Desk it will be charged immediately to the borrower at that 
desk. With removal of the present charge desk and turnstile, the waiting area will no longer be controlled, 
and the New Book Shelf will therefore be removed. Plans are under consideration for display of recent 
acquisitions in the main stack and the College Library. 

Special (Librories) Delivery from San Francisco 

May 30, 1961 

I just had breakfast coffee with Scott Kennedy and Louise Stubblefield, two former Bruin librarians 
now working for General Electric, in Santa Barbara and San Jose, respectively. Charlotte Georgi and Don 
Black were also in the audience when I spoke yesterday, as well as a host of SLA colleagues from the 
Southern California Chapter, and so I have felt strong kinship with this group numbering nearly a thousand 
in all. 

Yesterday afternoon I spent with William Holman, the new City Librarian, observing the massive prob- 
lems he faces in bringing the Public Library up to San Francisco's general level of culture. We ended up in 
the bookshops of Warren Howell and David Magee, where we encountered Jake Zeitlin. 

Today I shall attend a meeting of the Executive Board of the California Library Association, then 
leave for Arizona. At some point en route I hope discreetly to climb out of San Francisco wool into Tucson 
cotton. It has been so cool here that David Magee observed "Summer is early this year!" 

L.C.P. 



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UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Lc 
Angeles 24. Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: 
Page Ackerman, Louise Darling, Sue Folz, James Mink, Lawrence Clark Powell, Helene Schimansky, 
Brooke Whiting. 



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•••UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARY • LOS ANGELES 2 4- 



Volume 14, Number 18 June 16, 1961 



From the Librarian & Dean 

Last Saturday's Commencement was in every respect a cool ceremony. The sun did not break through 
until it was nearly over. We graduated our first M.L.S.'s, thirteen in all, the rest of the class finishing 
at the end of summer session. Waldo Winger's singing of "Simple Gifts," the old Shaker song, arranged 
by Aaron Copland, is said to have been in answer to a library school request. 

Summer session starts on Monday. Thomas Shaw, Chief of public reference services in the Library 
of Congress, will teach courses in Bibliography and Reference. Miss Boyd and I will teach two classes 
each. 

On Wednesday night I spoke to the Friends of the Santa Monica Public Library, and on Tuesday at a 
meeting of the Rounce & Coffin Club in honor of Ward Ritchie, I offered some remarks about him, as I have 
known him now for fifty years. 

L.C.P. 

Personnel Notes 

Mrs. Nettie Lipton has been employed as Secretary in the Biomedical Library. She attended the 
Washington School for Secretaries and the National University Law School, in Washington, D. C, and has 
worked as Secretary in UCLA's Department of Meteorology. 

Mrs. Brenda Patterson, newly appointed receptionist in the Librarian's Office, has attended Mexico 
City College and the University of Mexico. 

Mary Walling, newly employed as Senior Library Assistant in the Catalog Department, earned her 
Bachelor's degree in English at UCLA last year. 

Mrs. Sally Gogin, Senior Library Assistant in the Reference Department, has resigned to enroll in the 
School of Library Service. 

Diane Rich, Principal Library Assistant in the Art Library, has resigned, and will be married tomorrow 
to Wesley W. Chamberlin, in Junction City, Kansas. 

Mrs. Sally Empey, Senior Library Assistant in the Circulation Department, has resigned to enroll in 
summer school courses. 

24 Into 44 

Among the new members gained by UCLA's Chapter 44 of CSEA during its recent special membership 
drive were twenty-four from the Library staff. The campaign in the Library was directed by Michele 
Gelperin, who was assisted by Esther Euler, Esther Leonard, Sam Margolis, Helen Riley, and Renee Williams. 



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Visitors 

Rear Admiral Tameteru Nomoto, of Tokyo, Secretary General of the Japanese Veterans Association, 
and ShichitarS Katahira and Yoshiro Nishigai, of Shizuoka, visited the Library on May 26. They had at- 
tended the General Assembly of the World Veterans Federation in Paris and the convention of the Ameri- 
can Veterans Committee in New York. Admiral Nomoto had put the UCLA Library on his round-the-world 
itinerary because he has been sending us the J.V.A.'s monthly magazine Goyu. 

Minnie Orjanos, Librarian of the Northwestern University Dental School, in Chicago, visited the Bio- 
medical Library on June \. 

Alice Lichtenstein, Legislative Reference Librarian of the Bureau of Old-Age and Survivors Insurance, 
an agency of tiie federal Social Security Administration, in Baltimore, visited the Government Publications 
Room on June .5 to observe our methods of treating federal legislative reference materials. Miss Lichten- 
stein came to Los Angeles from San Francisco, where she had read a paper on accessions lists at the 
SLA conference. 

August Cockx, librarian of the science and technology division at the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, in 
Brussels, visited the Main Library and the Chemistry and Engineering Libraries on June 8. Mr. Cockx is 
spending a year at the Linda Hall Library, in Kansas City, and, following the SLA convention, has been 
visiting California libraries. 

Kim Yong-ik, Korean author now in residence at the Huntington Hartford Foundation, in Pacific Pali- 
sades, visited the Library on June 9. He is the author of The Happy Days, selected as one of the notable 
cliildren's books of 1960 by the American Library Association. 

New Coverage of Westerns 

^'estems in Review is a new occasional newsletter edited by Betty Rosenberg and Alice Titus. The 
latter is Documents Librarian of the Long Beach Public Library. The first issue (undated) appeared last 
week. 

The editors say it is "unabashedly a labor of love by two librarians, long-time readers of westerns 
who want the form to be more appreciated. If reviews are needed for public librarians in selecting and 
reviews are not too readily available, we decided the most useful thing we could do would be to provide 
the reviews in as simple and inexpensive a way as possible." Books are classified under such headings 
as "Off-beat," "Army," "Mining,' "Gunmen," "The Sheriff," "The Indian," and "The Facts." 

Inquiries should be addressed to Mrs. Titus, Long Beach Public Library, Long Beach 2. 

R.V. a Consultant at Redstone Arsenal 

Mr. Vosper served as a consultant to the Marshall Space Flight Center and the Army Ordnance Missile 
Command, from June 8 to 15, to assess the library needs of the Redstone Arsenal Complex, at lluntsville, 
Alabama. Serving with liim were Joseph Shipman, Director of the Linda Hall Library, Kansas City, Mis- 
souri, and Jerrold Orne, Director of the University of North Carolina Library. The consultants were asked 
to include a study of the library requirements of the Marshall-AOMC graduate study program carried out 
through the lluntsville Center of the University of Alabama. 

They were to consider for recommendations such improvements in the present library services as 
housing, locations, holdings, and organization of library facilities. Particular attention was given the 
question of centralization versus decentralization, and to the possible solutions of geographical problems 
by such techniques as cable or microwave links connecting the various libraries. 



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Harold Lamb in Urdu and Persian 

Harold Lamb has presented to the Library five of his books translated into Urdu and published in 
Lahore, and two books in Persian, published in Tehran, all issued between 1956 and 1960 by Franklin 

Publications, Inc. Genghis Khan (1927), Tamerlane (1928), 
Nut Mahal (1932), The March of the Barbarians (1940), and 
Suleiman the Magnificent (1951) have been issued in Urdu, 
and Sur Mahal and Omar Khayyam (1934) in Persian. 

Franklin Publications is a non-profit corporation estab- 
lished in 1952 to promote the translation and publication of 
American books in countries where such languages as Arabic, 
Persian, Urdu, Bengali, Malayan, and Indonesian are spoken. 
Its two main objectives, as stated by Benjamin LaFarge, a 
staff member, in the Harvard Alumni Bulletin, March 4, 1961, 
have been "to foster the 'freedom, dignity, and welfeire of 
mankind' by means of the printed word, and to convey to peo- 
ple in other countries some knowledge of American history, 
government, general culture, and technology." About 900 
titles have been published so far, some of them in several 
editions, and more than 18 million copies have been distrib- 
uted for sale in eight countries having a combined population 
of about 300 million. 

Franklin's books are selected, edited, translated, printed, 
and published entirely bv nationals in the countries for which 
they are intended. Its offices, each of them staffed by na- 
tionals, all of whom are bi-lingual, are maintained in the 
United Arab Republic, Lebanon, Iraq, Iran, West and East 
Pakistan, Malaya, and Indonesia. 

Mr. Lamb has also given the Library a copy of the Italian 
edition of his Theodora and the Emperor (Teodora di Bisanzio, 
e il dramma di Giustiniano, Milan, 1960). 




Persian translation of Harold Lamb's 
Omar Khayyam, Tehran, 1957. 



Murman Prints on Exhibit at Biomedical Library 

"Variation and Speciation in California Plants," the summer exhibit in the Biomedical Library, has 
been designed around a selection of water-color studies of botanical subjects by Eugene Mxirman, lent by 
the Department of Special Collections. The exhibit shows some of the work which has been done with 
these plants bv faculty members and students of the Department of Botany. Dried plant specimens and 
botanical illustrations, lent by the Herbarium, are also displayed. 

Patricia McKibbin has assembled the exhibit, with the advice of Mildred Mathias, Associate Professor 
of Botany, Harlan Lewis, Professor of Botany, and Henry J. Thompson, Associate Professor of Botany. 



UCLA Curriculum Laboratory Is Described 

"The Curriculum Laboratory at the University of California, Los Angeles," compiled from information 
supplied by C. Edward Carroll, the Laboratory's former director, comprises Chapter \I in the March number 
of the Bulletin of the California State Department of Education, an issue devoted to "Curriculum Libraries 
and Laboratories in California, a Description of Practice.* The article, illustrated with photographs and 
a floor plan, describes the history, functions, collections, services, and future plans of the Laboratory. 



Of: UCLA Librarian 

Shirley Hood Is New Staff Association President-Elect 

Shirley Hood has been elected Vice President, President-Elect of the Library Staff Association for 
1961-62. Four new members of the Executive Board were also elected: Herbert Ahn, Tony Hall, Richard 
Harris, and Robert Weir. All will take office on July 1. 

Walther Liebenow, who has served as Vice President during the past year, will be the new President 
of the Association, succeeding Gordon Stone. Barbara Bisch and Frances Kirschenbaum will continue to 
serve on the Executive Board for the second year of their terms. 

Miss Darling Honored by Medical Auxiliary 

Louise Darling was the recipient last week of the first Golden Bruin award, presented by the UCLA 
Medical Center Auxiliary. A gold medallion was presented to her at a tea at Regent Edwin Pauley's home, 
and medallions were given to Clara M. Szego, Professor of Zoology, and Margaret A. Slusher, Associate 
Research Anatomist, who were named Women of Science. Miss Darling's award was the first to be granted 
by the auxiliary to a professional woman in a field other than medical science. 

Mr. Powell Carries Little Package to Tucson 

The Arizona Daily Star, of Tucson, reported on the morning of June 1 that Mr. Powell had prescribed 
an antidote to the creeping blight of conformity for the University of Arizona's Class of 1961. He had said 
at the University's 66th annual commencement the night before that "What we need to shatter is the mold 
of conformity into which we settle after the fluid state of childhood." 

He said to the graduates that in their struggle to find and to be themselves, the great books ("neither 
word is capitalized") could be of help to them. 

"In this depleting world of ours," Mr. Powell said, "characterized by the conventional and the orthodox, 
by the quickie, the cheapie, the noisy, you will need and will receive the life and the light that are in these 
books." 

The Tucson paper reported that he was doubtful that his prescription would be widely followed. De- 
scribing himself as "a David against the Goliath of your closed minds" he said, "You are safe. Society 
tells you that sheepskin is synonymous with success." He predicted that "life will make housecats of 
most of you who were once Wildcats —but not all of you." 

"If you want to maintain your security and self-assurance," Mr. Powell said, "stay away from certain 
books. Don't open that little package if you are afraid of being blown sky-high or lulled to dreams, or daz- 
zled by beauty. Pandora's Box had nothing on the book." 

He suggested reading some dangerous books — "about such simple things as whales, grass, a pond in 
the woods, a raft on the river. Poems, essays, novels." 

"Open the little package of a paperback Whitman and read for yourself. . . If you don't react to it, you 
are dead and don't know it. You will live out your deadly life exactly as surveys show most college grad- 
uates to be living — subscribing to the correct magazines, belonging to a book club, absorbing cultural ra- 
tions along with vitamin pills, and with pre-digested reading material in every bathroom. 

"And this, alas, is exactly the way most of you will live. Nothing I say will affect you — tonight or 
tomorrow or ever. 

"My hope is that, for a few of you, my words will be a time-bomb set to go off one year, five years, 
ten years hence. . . ." 



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Microfilm Reader-Printer for Public Use 

The Photographic Service now provides public copying service of a Thermo-Fax "Filmac 100 Micro- 
film Reader-Printer, for obtaining reproductions from microfilm frames. The machine is now available in 
the Book Copying Service, Room 240 of the Main Library, at all times the Service is open. Charges for 
prints are the same as for Xerox reproductions —fifteen cents for each completed print — and are payable 
at Window C of the Main Loan Desk. 

Use of the Microfilm Reader-Printer will be limited to its printing functions. The microfilm reading 
machines in the Graduate Reading Room and the Department of Special Collections should be used for 
reading microfilm, and for identifying passages for reproduction. Thereafter, film may be taken to the Book 
Copying Service where prints may be made on the Reader-Printer with the assistance of the attendant. 

Maurois on Libraries 

"Andre Maurois Speaks of Books and Libraries" in the leading article of the May issue of The Unesco 
Courier. In this essay on the role of the public library in the world today, strikingly illustrated with views 
of libraries in several countries, Maurois says that "public libraries already play a very important part in 
the life of modern communities, a part which, for several reasons, will certainly become still greater in 
the coming decades. 

". . . Education is not the exclusive privilege of any one class — it has become compulsory for us all." 

". . . Many countries are suddenly achieving self-determination —the right to self-government. This 
right is a just one, if it is accompanied by adequate knowledge not only of their own past, their traditions, 
racial and historical peculiarities, their products and consequently their economic future, but also of other 
countries, their history, their place in the world, their characteristics —in short, everything that is needed 
for the maintenance of sensible and proper relations with them. 

"A new State, which is beginning its life as an independent nation, must have a sense of national 
identity. In many cases, however, the new citizens, who formerly lived without any strong bond between 
them and formed part of a different political system, cannot have that true, deep sense of national identity 
which comes from a knowledge of the past, and an understanding of the present. Where can they get this 
knowledge? They will find it in books in which the scattered traditions have been brought together. A 
library is not only a valuable instrument for the nation's use — it helps to shape the nation itself." 

Powell and Hayakawa Are Hits at SLA 

Two of our reporters were on the scene at San Francisco, week before last, for the 52nd Annual Con- 
vention of the Special Libraries Association. Donald Black says the meetings were held in "that relic 
known as the Sheraton-Palace Hotel, where the rooms were kept at one of three temperatures: hot, hotter, 
or sizzling!" His report continues: 

A glittering reception on Sunday evening at a refurbished Ferry Building (now renamed the 
World Trade Club) marked the opening. Monday morning the convention moved ahead with a truly 
intelligent welcome by San Francisco's Mayor George Christopher, who listed the library achieve- 
ments of his regime, as well as the goals yet to be accomplished. 

Mr. Powell provided those assembled with a scintillating, stimulating keynote address, 
"Into the Mainstream," which brought everyone to his feet, at its conclusion, in loud acclaim. 
Rarely has it been this reporter's privilege to hear a keynote address so pertinent and so 
eloquently delivered. 



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Another highlight of the convention was the talk given by S. I. Hayakawa, Professor of 
Language Arts at San Francisco State College, which was entitled "Language in Action." 
Well-known for his books and other writings in the field of general semantics, Professor 
Hayakawa held his audience spellbound with his wit, wisdom, and self-insight. Beginning 
with simple mechanical models, he displayed some very compelling optical illusions which 
left the group somewhat aghast at the ease of their deception. Using these demonstrations to 
make his point that one's experience governs what one sees and hears, he went on to list self- 
revealing sentences which people use so freely: "I really showed him;* 'I made our position 
clear;' "They've got to realize;" "I'm not that kind of girl." All of these sentences imply that 
it is the "other fellow" who is somehow in the wrong — wrong in point of fact, misinformed, de- 
luded, ignorant, etc. For far too many the verb "to educate" means "to change their viewpoint 
to ours." North Americans, in particular, seem to follow the principle that if at first you don't 
make your point, then raise your voice. (This is known as "solution by decibel.') Should this 
fail, then threaten force— and should success still elude one, then use force. While such a 
foolish course of action may work in simple, uncomplicated situations, we have ample evidence 
that it is utterly without efficacy in international issues— yet we, as a nation, continue to es- 
pouse these methods. Most of Hayakawa's audience left feeling a warm glow of satisfaction 
from the excellent presentation mingled with a sense of deepest despair at their own semantic 
inadequacies. 

Other meetings of interest were: 

A panel on "Information Retrieval Systems for Small and Medium-Size Libraries" (at which 
session the Heatwole 44 information storage and retrieval machine was described. It sells for 
$9500.00 and has a capacity reel of magnetic tape of 30,000 documents, each coded with 5 sub- 
jects.) 

A panel on "Information and the Scientist." The scientist considers the library a working 
tool, just as much a necessity as his laboratory equipment. He wants the library close by— not 
centralized. 

A report from the George Fry Associates on their survey of Circulation Control Systems for 
the Council on Library Resources. A printed report of the complete study is now in press and 
is scheduled to be ready for ALA in Cleveland in July. The survey took in all types of librar- 
ies—academic, public, and special. The purpose of the survey was to provide facts about cur- 
rent methods, of which there are 28, 19 of them transaction systems. The printed report will 
discuss each system, list the uses thereof, and provide a cost breakdown. Thus libraries may 
decide what they want in the way of a circulation control system and whether they can afford it. 
The speaker would not indicate whether the report offered suggestions for new methods. But 
for the first time librarians will have some knowledge of the actual costs of their present-day 
systems. 

A panel discussion on "Cases on the Relationship Between Library Management and Man- 
agement." 

The low point of an otherwise good conference was a wine-tasting "Sipping for Scholars," 
potentially full of delight, but in fact a miserable offering of cheap wines— more appropriate in 
a Mission Street bar than in the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park. 

Charlotte Georgi also reported on the beautiful start the convention got off to at the opening reception 
at "that more exclusive version of the Top of the Mark, the World Trade Club, with its spectacular view 
of the bay." 

"It got off to an even more invigorating start intellectually," she says, "at its first general session, 
attended by some 1000 members, thanks to an exciting keynote address by a speaker perliaps known to us: 
Lawrence Clark Powell." She continues: 



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It was noted that he was one of few librarians ever to be invited to give the opening address 
at SLA. He won't be the last, since he was given a rising ovation of thunderous applause at the 
end of his talk, a phenomenon I have never witnessed at any other library convention. 

The rest of the program which I attended, chiefly in the Business & Finance Division, was, 
as usual, informative, instructive, and interesting, including a lecture by Dr. S. I. Hayakawa on 
his standby subject, "Language in Action;" a presentation of three case studies on library man- 
agement problems with analyses of the decision-making processes involved; a panel discussion 
of "The Economist and the Librarian;" a methods workshop on archives and equipment; and visits 
to the IBM Research Library at San Jose, with its completely automated cataloging and circula- 
tion procedures, and to the Jackson Library of the Stanford School of Business Administration. 

I was particularly pleased to discuss plans for the new business libraries at Stanford, Cor- 
nell, and the Wharton School of Finance of the University of Pennsylvania with my good friends, 
their librarians. Of course, the climax of the entire trip was finally meeting the fabled Debby 
King, now a highly valued member of the Documents Department at Stanford. 



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Angeles 24. Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: 
Donald Black, Sue Folz, Michele Gelperin, Charlotte Georgi, Ardis Lodge, Patricia McKibbin, Gordon 
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June 30, 1961 



Librarian into Dean 

The date of this issue happens to coincide with Mr. Powell's last day as University Librarian. To- 
morrow he will begin to devote his fuller attentions to his responsibilities as Dean of the School of Library 

Service and Director of the William Andrews 
Clark Memorial Library. 

Perhaps the feeling of the staff today 
can best be described as one of thankfulness 
that he is "just moving upstairs and not by 
any means leaving the UCLA library scene, 
mingled with that disquieting sense that 
comes with a changing order of things — quite 
without regard to the happy prospect of a 
new order to come. There is the momentary 
feeling that it would be good to freeze the 
present moment and to permit no change. 

That moment will be agreeably extended 
at this afternoon's Staff Association tea for 
the Powells. To give it even a bit more sub- 
stance we have invited two of Mr. Powell's 
myriad friends— both of them counting their 
friendship from before the beginning of his 
administration as Librarian — to write about 
their association with him. 

Waldemar Westergaard, Professor of 
History, Emeritus, a member of the UCLA 
faculty since 1925, writes as follows: 

Wlien UCLA, then the Southern 
Branch of the University of Califor- 
nia, was started in 1919, it inherited 
from the Los Angeles Normal School 
a library of less than 50,000 volumes, and it acquired from the University of Texas a librarian, 
John E. Goodwin, who stayed with it through panic and world crises until 1944. His successor, 
Lawrence Clark Powell, inherited a 400,000 volume library that had served an increasing number 
of faculty scholars, and graduate and undergraduate students. Now, on Larry Powell's retirement 
as University Librarian, he leaves a library of 1,500,000 volumes to a university with upwards 
of 17,000 students and a faculty of more than a thousand. 




Photograph by Leo Linder 



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How he helped us reach the point where our library is now number thirteen in size in this 
country, and how he became one of the best known and most highly regarded librarians in the 
U.S.A., can only be sketched briefly here. I have known him since he was a junior assistant 
in the Acquisitions Department, which he had joined after brief service with the Los Angeles 
Public Library. On Mr. Goodwin's retirement in 1944 a faculty committee, of which I was chair- 
man, informed President Sproul, after an examination of possible candidates, that Mr. Powell 
was its unqualified choice. 

During his seventeen years as UCLA's head librarian and director of the Clark Library he 
has worked closely with faculty colleagues to meet the demands of our rapidly expanding grad- 
uate program; he has persistently prodded the administration to keep our increasingly urgent 
needs before the Board of Regents; and he has stimulated the Friends of the University Library 
to get in contact with any and all bibliophiles and collectors in Southern California and else- 
where who may be thinking of an ultimate and permanent home for their private libraries. This 
involved much time and energy, but it did not keep him from accepting invitations from regional 
and national library societies and learned groups in numerous states to give lectures on many 
literary themes. 

His books on Robinson Jeffers, the Man and His Work (growing out of his dissertation at 
Dijon), Philosopher Picket, and The Manuscripts of D. H. Lawrence, and his numerous articles 
on literary, historical, and bibliographical subjects published in leading western and national 
periodicals, threw new light on a variety of neglected topics. 

An appropriate recognition came to him last year at Montreal, when the American Library 
Association gave him the Clarence Day Award for "Outstanding work in encouraging the love 
of books and reading." Another was the John Cotton Dana Contest award for 1960 in which 
the UCLA Library received a citation for its "dedication to the principle that the book is im- 
portant." This was merely another way of recognizing a librarian who had talked to a Yale 
audience on "Living the Bookish Way," and to a Carleton audience on his "Passion for Books," 

His passion for books has led him to form important personal collections of books of 
such writers as Lawrence and Jeffers, which he has generously presented to his alma mater, 
Occidental College, to UCLA, and to other libraries. 

Most remarkable of the many great purchases Mr. Powell has made for the University was 
the C. K. Ogden library, whicii was acquired for the libraries of all the campuses of the Uni- 
versity of California. 

For your service to the cause of books and libraries, Larry, we thank you. Long may you 
live ! 

Deborah King, a member of the Library staff for thirty-four years, and Head of the Circulation Depart- 
ment from 1947 until her retirement in 1958, writes from Stanford, where she is now a member of the Uni- 
versity Library staff: 

In the beginning was the day Larry hovered outside the o'd IIBR counter casing the joint; 
and after that the days he checked Cowan at the desk next to Eleanor McCleery's in the old 
Acquisitions Department on the second floor. I remember the time he happily, and in a spirit 
of some recalcitrance, went East to address the American Historical Association (in those 
days, a junior librarian Simply Didn't). I remember the wonderful Sunday afternoons At Home 
to Friends, principally the ones up the crooked steps on Kelton, with the extra punch under 
the table on the lawn and the glass-washing causeries which followed. 1 remember those first 
exhibits arranged in the now-defunct Browsing Room, in the old, old cases and without the 
white ribbon. . . 



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An era is ending here. 

I remember the ending of another era, and the beginning of this one, back in 1944: his ab- 
sence, and long mysterious days, strung on a gossipy faculty grapevine which finally led him 
back across the Bridge; and on one July morning the tramp of many congratulatory feet down 
the hall above that same old RBR counter. I didn't go up— but he came down, which was Larry. 

Not so well do I remember the newer Larry who goes places and does things and speaks 
speeches with his gift of instant and magical communication; but the Larry who was dreaming 
dreams of a library school is vivid. He has fought for it tooth and nail, word and pen; and it is 
good now to see the dream becoming a reality, even at the cost of ending the era. 

Larry, I, for one, am glad you haven't stopped dreaming and fighting. 

Best Wishes from the Staff Association 

There is no need for anyone on the UCLA campus to wait for a special occasion to say something in 
praise of Mr. Powell. June 30, 1961, simply offers the members of the Library Staff Association an op- 
portunity to express more freely than usual their admiration for the man who is giving us such abundant 
inspiration in our own particular bookish efforts. A distinguishing trait of this Library staff as a body 
is its happy relationship with the Library administration. It is a rapport which is not nurtured in a relaxed, 
easygoing atmosphere, but which develops from a day-by-day challenge from the "head man." 

This challenge is not the result of the usual success between administrator and personnel. It comes 
about, of course, through the qualities of Mr. Powell's personality, which are unique. The most intrinsic 
of these qualities is the intensity of his love for books. To mention it is perhaps a truism, in that people 
everywhere in the field of librarianship have come to know of the childhood whim of his which has devel- 
oped into a credo for librarians in general: "if you don't love books, you're wasting the library user's 
time.* 

Love of books is not enough, however, unless a librarian can bridge the gap between his own special- 
ized knowledge or interests and what the most non-library minded person might need from a book. Mr. 
Powell fills this gap with a spirit of giving from books which we always associate with him and which 
has permeated the ranks of the Library staff. This spirit supplied the impetus, that extra push, for many 
of us who spent our apprenticeship as student assistants shelving — or misshelving —volumes, and who 
are now searching the stacks for the misshelved books to answer the countless questions proposed by bor- 
rowers. 

Aside from his determination to establish a library school at UCLA, many librarians on this campus 
have come to know Mr. Powell as a kind of teacher-librarian; it is impossible to work with him over a per- 
iod of years without being influenced and guided by his total outlook in the profession. It is perhaps in- 
evitable that a personality which is a combination of the bookworm and the exhorter for books should be- 
come a library educator in the formal sense of the word. The Library Staff Association looks forward, 
therefore, to watching the UCLA School of Library Service grow, and we wish it the continued success it 
has shown during the first year of its existence. 

Gordon Stone 
President 

Third Daughter for the Peter Worshows 

Peter and Mary Warshaw are the parents of a third child (and third daughter), Alice Mary, born on 
June 12. 



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Personnel Notes 

Mrs. Murjorie Nelson, newly employed as Senior Library Assistant in the Circulation Department, re- 
ceived her B.A. degree in the Prelibrarianship Curriculum at UCLA this month. 

Virginia Mulrooney has been employed as a Senior Library Assistant in the Acquisitions Department. 
She is a June graduate of UCLA, earning her Bachelor's degree in History. 

Judy Ames has resigned her position as Senior Library Assistant in the Geology Library to return to 
school. 

Mrs. Loa Daun Canfield has resigned as Principal Account Clerk in the Order Section of the Acquisi- 
tions Department. 

Staff Activities 

Donald Black has been appointed Editor of the Newsletter on Intellectual Freedom of the ALA's 
Committee on Intellectual Freedom, and will assume his duties with the September issue. He replaces 
Everett Moore, who has edited the Newsletter since the spring of 1960. Mr. Moore will continue to write 
for the "Intellectual Freedom' department in the ALA Bulletin. 

Betty Rosenberg attended the annual convention of the Western Writers of America, held last week 
in Tucson. 

Andrew Horn represented the School of Library Service at the 26th annual Graduate Library School 
Conference of the University of Chicago, June 21-23. The conference this year was devoted to library 
education. 

Charlotte Georgi has been elected secretary of the Eta of California chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. 

Visitors 

Vaughan D. Bornet, author of California Social Welfare (1956) and Welfare in America (1960), visited 
the Graduate Reading Room on June 9. He presented a copy of his latest book to the Social Welfare Col- 
lection. 

Dr. Maureen Young, of St. Thomas School, in London, visited the new Business Administration Library 
building on June 15. 

Don Hennessey, Monteen Manning, and Charles Sone, of the Long Beach State College Library, visited 
the Main Library and the Education Library on June 15. 

Mona Martin, Librarian of the Great West Life Insurance Company, in Winnipeg, Mrs. Kathleen Edwards, 
Librarian of the Farmers Insurance Group, in Los Angeles, and Mrs. Margaret May, of the Business Library 
of University Extension, in downtown Los Angeles, were recent visitors to the Business Administration 
Library. 

"Libraries in the Southwest" Is Reissued 

Libraries in the Southwest, originally published in 1955 as the third in the Library's series of Occa- 
sional Papers, has been reissued for use as one of the basic texts in tlie Library Service 241 course, 
"Libraries of the Southwest," which will be offered in the summer session and fall semester. The reprint 
is priced at $1.00. 



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The work was edited by Mr. Powell from papers presented by the Conference of Librarians and Writers 
held at Occidental College in April 1955 under the sponsorship of the College, the Rockefeller Foundation, 
and the California Library Association. Contributors, in addition to Mr. Powell, were Glenn S. Dumke, 
Erna Fergusson, Edwin Castagna, Clara E. Breed, Fernando Pesqueira, Arnulfo D. Trejo, Donald M. Powell, 
Patricia Paylore, and the late Julia Brown Asplund. 



Mr. McKeown Retires Today 

I am glad to salute William T. McKeown who retires today after 28 years of service with UCLA, first 
as plumber, then as Clark Library custodian, and since 1945 as library bookbinder at the Clark, and since 

1952 in the Main Library. When I became 
Director of the Clark in 1944 I found Bill 
McKeown a model custodian whom my pred- 
ecessor Miss Cora E. Sanders had encour- 
aged to learn bookbinding in night school. 
It followed easily for us to set up a bindery 
in the garage and Bill had the backlog 
moved away before many years had passed 

It was a pleasure to see him develop 
his own techniques of rebacking, corner- 
ing, and full rebindings, at the same time 
making his own glue and paste and other 
strange fluids which he used to keen over 
like the Dublin Celt he is. There are now 
thousands of books and pamphlets and 
maps in the Clark Library and in Special 
Collections whose life has been indefi- 
nitely prolonged by the patient skill of 
Bill McKeown. He could don a jacket 
and grace the drawing room as butler, and 
of course when essential plumbing got 
fouled up, McKeown the Plumber came 
running with snake and wrench. Who among 
us has had comparable talents? Thanks, 
Bill, and may shamrocks spring up around 
you! L.C.P. 




William McKeown, Regent Edward A. Dickson, and Mr. Powell, in 
May 1955, on the occasion of Mr. McKeown's bringing to the Li- 
brarian's Office a copy of Mr. Dickson's book on the founding of 
UCLA, issued by the Friends of the Library, which he had bound 
in blue morocco, for presentation to Mr. Dickson. (See the bio- 
graphical sketch of Mr. McKeown in the UCLA Librarian, May 6, 
1955.) 



Exhibit Honors William McKeown 

To honor the retirement of William J. McKeown, binder and restorer of rare books for the Department 
of Special Collections, an exhibit of examples of his binding and restoration work is on displav in the 
Department. Included are numerous books showing his skill in rebinding, rebacking, and recornering. 



New Publication on Latin America Being Developed Here 

"Special Issue" Number 1 of Latin America in Periodical Literature, published by the Center of Latin 
American Studies at UCLA, appeared this month. It is described by Professor Russell H. Fitzgibbon, 
Director of the Center, as "frankly experimental," and as 'the product of a fairly lengthy gestation period.' 

The aim of the new periodical is to present abstracts of articles concerning Latin America which are 
published in a variety of periodicals. The abstracts are arranged topically, under the four main sections, 



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UCLA Librarian 



Social Sciences, Humanities, Sciences, and Miscellaneous, under each of which are a number of subclas- 
sifications. There are author and country indexes. 

Louis Gherardi, research assistant in the Center, has prepared the abstracts from copies of the peri- 
odicals received by the University Library. 

The present issue and some subsequent issues will be circulated locally only, pending determination 
of a final form for the publication. 

From the Librarian and Dean 

I suppose it will be a bit strange to go on working in the Library and not be a member of the staff, 
as 1 have been since the 1st of F'ebruary 1938, and not to go on meeting ETM's deadline, as I have been 
doing since Vol. 1, No. 1, October 16, 1947. Of the staff members who were here when I came, only Ardis 
l-odge, Hilda Gray, Esther Euler, Dora Gerard, and Gladys Coryell Graham are still here. I owe much to 
the five of them and to those who have come since. My debt is great also to Professor Emeritus Waldemar 
Weslergaard, Chairman of the Faculty Committee which recommended me as University Librarian, and to 
President Emeritus Robert Gordon Sproul who appointed me on July 1, 1944. I had everything to learn, 
and in the beginning two of the staff helped me the most — Elizabeth Bradstreet and Robert Vosper. To 
have Bob succeed me and also to join the Library School faculty gladdens my heart, for we have worked 
fruitfully together and apart ever since back in 1944 Sydney Mitchell said to me, "Vosper is the man for 
you and UCLA.' 

My own earlier appointment by John Goodwin was also due to Mitchell; in fact, Mitchell had been in- 
strumental in bringing Goodwin himself to UCLA in 1923. The Library School is another projection of his 
vision. Memorials to Mitchell are all around us. 

I remember my first visit to the Library, in 1935, when I came to ask Mr. Goodwin's advice about en- 
tering library work. On my way to his well concealed office I stopped in the rotunda, heart of this beauti- 
ful big old antiquated building, and said to myself, this is where I would like to work. 

I was fortunate three years later and have regarded myself as so ever since. All the branch libraries 
make it impossible now to say about any one part of the system that this is the place. It applies to the 
campus as a whole. Moore, Hedrick, Sproul, Dykstra, Allen, Knudsen, and now Murphy —we have never 
lacked book-minded leadership, and now under F.D.M. and R.V., UCLA will become even more widely 
known as a bookman's haven— and also the perfect place to teach and indoctrinate generations of bookish, 
dedicated, serving librarians. To be responsible for establishing this kind of school is just another piece 
of the good fortune that has been mine at UCLA. And when the students want to see examples of good 
librarians at work, we on the faculty will have only to point all around us to the UCLA staff to whom I 
now say with thanks, farewell, and with pride, hail! 

L.C.P. 



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Angeles 24. Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant RUitor: Richard Zuu. winkle. Contributors to this issue: 
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Staff Association Announces Scholarship Awards 

Mrs. Sally Gogin, formerly of the Interlibrary Loans section of the Reference Department, and Margaret 
Hoffman, who has been employed in the Library School office, have been granted scholarships by the 
Deborah King Scholarship Fund Committee of the Staff Association. The recipients have been admitted 
to the School of Library Service, and their awards will pay the fees for the 1961-1962 academic year. 

Personnel Notes 

Mildred Badger, Librarian I, has joined the staff to assist the African Bibliographer, Mary Ryan. Miss 
Badger, a graduate of the University of Louisville with her major in English, earned her Master's degree 
in Library Science at the University of Southern California. 

Mrs. Fay Blake, another SC graduate, has been newly appointed as Librarian I in the Gifts and Ex- 
change Section of the Acquisitions Department. Her undergraduate studies were in English at Hunter 
College, in New York. 

Carlos B. Hagen, Librarian II, has been appointed Map Librarian. He is a graduate of the University 
of Chile and the University of Washington, where he also worked as, respectively, cartographer and map 
librarian. 

Magdalene O'Rourke, new Librarian I in the Business Administration Library, earned her Bachelor's 
degree at UCLA, where she studied the pre-librarianship curriculum, and her Master's in librarianship at 
SC. She has previously worked for the UCl-A Library, Department of Chemistry, and University Religious 
Conference. 

Mrs. Dorothy Barzelay has been newly appointed as Senior Library Assistant in the Engineering and 
Mathematical Sciences Ljibrary. She has had extensive experience in the Los Angeles County Public Li- 
brary and in the libraries of the Chicago Historical Society, the Mayers Company, in Los Angeles, and the 
College of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons. 

Marian Mah, new Senior Typist Clerk in the Librarian's Office, had once worked in the Bureau of 
Governmental Research while studying business education at UCLA. 

Marilyn Mather has joined the staff of the College Library as Senior Library Assistant. She has 
studied library science at Los Angeles Valley College, where she also worked in the Library. 

Mrs. Keiko Nezzer, newly appointed as Senior Library Assistant in the Business .Administration Li- 
brary, earned her teaching certificate in English literature from Aoyama Women's Junior College, in Tokyo. 



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Mrs. Loma Shokrizade, new Senior Library Assistant in the Serials Section of the Acquisitions Depart- 
ment, received her Bachelor's degree in German from UCLA last year. 

Deborah Sullivan, newly appointed Senior Library Assistant in the Acquisitions Department, studied 
English on the University's Berkeley campus, where she earned her Bachelor's degree last month. 

Joan Barker, in the Catalog Department, Joel Martinez, in the College Library, Mrs. Irene Ramirez, 
in the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library, and Mrs. Fern Shigaki, in the Oriental Library, 
have been reclassified from Senior Library Assistant to Principal liibrary Assistant. Tom Harris was re- 
classified from Senior Library Assistant in the Circulation Department to Principal Library Assistant in 
the Catalog Department, and Mrs. Judith Mueller was reclassified from Senior Library Assistant in the 
Education Library to Principal Library Assistant in the Art Library. 

Mrs. Cynthia Parish has been reclassified as Principal Account Clerk in the Order Section of the Ac- 
quisitions Department. 

Former student assistants now classified as Senior Library Assistants are: Jerome Butler, in the 
Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library, Burton Fredericksen, in the Catalog Department, Henrietta 
Freeman, in the Geology Library, and Kelley Cartwright, Ronald lehl, Kenneth Kengla, and Richard Tatro, 
all in the Circulation Department. 

Mrs. Marsha Concoff Sinetar, formerly a student assistant in the Catalog Department, has been reclas- 
sified as Senior Clerk in the Receiving Section of the Acquisitions Department. 

Resignations have been received from Mrs. Shirley Savige, Senior Clerk in the Receiving Section of 
the Acquisitions Department, and Daniel Gould, Senior Library Assistant in the Catalog Department, 

Visitors 

Russell Meiggs, Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford, visited the Library on June 29, accompanied by 
Truesdell Brown, Professor of History. Professor Meiggs delivered a lecture, "A Roman Harbour Town," 
at the Humanities Building that day. 

Shigeomi Takahashi, Assistant Professor of Library Science at Tenri University, in Nara, visited the 
Main Library, the School of Library Service, and the Clark Library on July 7, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. 
Harry H. Taketa, of Los Angeles. Professor Takahashi was on his way back to Japan after having studied 
at Columbia University and the Newberry Library as a Fulbright research scholar. 

Biomedical Library Selected for First Medical Center Tour 

The Medical Center's new "Tour of the Month" program was initiated on June 27 with guided visits 
to the Biomedical Library. A special leaflet for visitors, describing the Library's collections, services, 
personnel, and exhibits, was prepared to supplement the tours. Medical Center personnel will be invited 
each month to a different tour, to acquaint them with selected departments and research activities. 

University of Chicago Honors Professor Leon Howard 

Leon Howard, Professor of English, was awarded an honorary doctor's degree at the inauguration 
ceremonies on May 4 of the new Chancellor of the University of Chicago, George Wells Beadle. Professor 
Howard was cited as "a teacher and scholar of distinction, a penetrating interpreter of American letters, 
whose work as biographer and historian has created deeper understanding of our country's literary achieve- 
ments." 



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California Cookbooks Will Be Exhibited 

Beginning next Friday, the Main Library will display, until September 1, selected examples from its 
collection of some 250 cookbooks printed in California, and several California menus from earlier days. 
The collection, including examples from the earliest cookbooks printed in California to the products of 
modern printing, is housed in the Department of Special Collections. 

The cookbook collection was originally formed as a private library by Mrs. Lilo Glozer during the 
time she served in the Department of Special Collections, from 1955 to 1958. In 1960, she published a 
check list of California cookbooks, California in the Kitchen, based largely on her own collection. Since 
acquiring Mrs. dozer's library of cookbooks, the Department has added many choice items to the collec- 
tion. 



A Thank You Letter for Library Tours 

Vern W. Robinson, Associate Director of the University's Office of Relations with Schools, has writ- 
ten to Mr. Powell "to thank you and members of your staff for the aid given us in our campus tours program. 
Mrs. Ann Briegleb and several of your graduate students were especially helpful and showed an interest 
in our young guests. 

Mr. Robinson reports that 126 tours, comprising 4209 campus visitors, were arranged and supervised 
by his office, and that "high school scholastic honor societies formed a major proportion of the groups; 
these are the youngsters we wish to attract to UCLA. 

David Heron Appointed at Nevada 

David W. Heron, former member of the UCLA Library staff, has been appointed Librarian of the Uni- 
versity of Nevada, at Reno. Mr. Heron has spent the past year in Okinawa as an adviser to the Library 
of the University of the Ryukyus, serving with a project of Michigan State University. He has been on 
leave from Stanford University, where he was Assistant Director of Libraries. At UCLA he worked as a 
member of the Reference Department in several capacities, his last assignment being as head of the Grad- 
uate Reading Room. He worked for a year in the Librarian's Office. In 1951-53 he served in Tokyo as 
Librarian of the American Embassy. 

Staff Members Attend ALA Convention 

Mr. Vosper, Miss Ackerman, Miss Rosenberg, Mr. Moore, and Miss Norton are in Cleveland this week 
to attend the annual convention of the American Library Association. In our next issue will be reports on 
some of the sessions. 

Sixth Seminar on Latin American Acquisitions 

Meetings of the Sixth Seminar on the Acquisition of I^atin American Library Materials, held last week 
at Southern Illinois University, in Carbondale, began with frequent reference to "Washington, D. C.'s new 
discovery of Latin America and of the printed word." By this was meant that the effects of sucli programs 
as President Kennedy's "Alliance for Progress* were being felt in the book world as well as in the world 
of diplomacy and international politics, for the President had promised that steps would be taken to eradi- 
cate tlie "book lag." It had been announced that Luther Evans had been appointed by the Secretary of 
Stale to head a Task Force on Publications, to study the role of books and magazines in international af- 
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Marietta Daniels, of the Pan American Union, Permanent Secretary of the Seminars, reported that 
governmental support seems likely for two proposals of the Pan American Union: to mass produce and 
distribute children's literature in Spanish, in Latin America, and to assure the availability there of low- 
cost scientific and technical books. 

Some of the important results of previous seminars (held in Brookesville, Florida, Austin, Texas, 
Berkeley, Washington, D. C, and New York) were reviewed. These include the extension of the Farming- 
ton Plan to cover Latin American materials, the microfilming of official gazettes, and the new index to 
current Latin American periodicals. "Seminar persuasion" was said to have had much to do with these 
developments. 

Especially notable is the Latin-American Cooperative Acquisitions Project, in which UCLA now 
participates, a program designed to make all the current publications of each country in Latin America 
available to research organizations and university, college, and public libraries of this country and abroad. 
*LACAP,' as it is nonchalantly called, was begun in 1960 under the sponsorship of the University of 
Texas and the New York Public Library, and of Stechert-Hafner, Inc., which has assumed full financial 
responsibility for the project. Because publishing such as we know it does not exist in Latin American 
countries (most often it is the author himself who arranges for the printing and distribution of his book, 
and few publishing records concerning availability are kept), this project maintains a traveling agent in 
Latin America. 

Nettie Lee Benson, Head of the Latin American Collection at Texas, has taken two six-month buying 
trips to South America, and Dominick Coppola, of Stechert-Hafner, has been to Mexico, to search for books. 
Traveling representatives will continue to make the rounds of countries in Latin America. 

Miss Benson reported to the Seminar in some detail on her travels, and stressed the serious difficul- 
ties the representatives from North America encounter in learning what has been published and where the 
actual books can be located. Even Argentina, she said, is no exception, with respect to the general prev- 
alence of privately printed and distributed books by Latin American authors. Publication of foreign authors 
greatly outnumbers that of their own writers. 

A hopeful prospect for more systematic and extensive listing of information about publication of books 
in Latin America comes with the announcement by Daniel Melcher of the R. R. Bowker Company's new 
publication, Fichero bibliografico hispanoamericano, which is expected to begin in October. This will 
be a quarterly record of new books in the Spanish language in all subjects published in the New World, 
to include not only full buying information, with prices and sources, but also full cataloging information, 
with Spanish subject headings and Dewey numbers. It will be similar to the American Book Publishing 
Record. Mr. Melcher reported that the Bowker Company had received pledges of cooperation from about 
one-third of the publishers, including almost all the larger and more active ones. 

The objectives of the Fichero and of LACAP are distinct, he says, the former aiming at improving ac- 
cess to "libros en venta," and the latter at getting what is not "en venta." 

The Sixth Seminar was again a hard-working one on the part of the organizers and committee members. 
The pace set by the strenuous and dedicated Marietta Daniels (who charms her subjects into many labors 
of love) can be kept up with only by those ready to join in with equal fervor. Some twenty-one well-docu- 
mented and carefully reasoned working papers were prepared before the seminar and were the bases for 
discussion in the meetings. Other topics than those mentioned above included "Bibliography of Book Re- 
views on Current Latin American Book Production Appearing in Serial Publications," "Commercial Bibli- 
ography in Latin America," and "Publications of the USSR on Latin America." 



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The Chairman and Host for the Seminar was A. William Bork, Director of the Latin American Institute 
of Southern Illinois University. (He is a brother of Beth Bork, of our Serials Section.) He and many Library 
staff members succeeded in making it a most hospitable occasion. 

An extra event for some of the seminar members was a visit to the Pius XII Library of St. Louis Uni- 
versity, to inspect its handsome building and to observe the organization and servicing of the Vatican film 
library. 

E.T.M. 

New Book Shelf Reopens in Circulation Department 

The Circulation Department's New Book Shelf, which had been discontinued at its former location 
in the patrons' waiting area of the Main Loan Desk, will be reopened on Tuesday in a new location on the 
fifth level of the bookstack, opposite the stack elevator. Books in the collection may be borrowed for two 
weeks, and may not be renewed. Borrowers with cards permitting stack access may select their books 
from the shelves. Other borrowers may make selections from a card file of New Book Shelf holdings, to 
be kept at the Charge-Delivery Desk in the waiting area. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los 
Angeles 24. Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: 
Page Ackerman, James Cox, Sue ^'olz, Margaret Gustafson, Brooke Whiting. 



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From the Dean 

This is the last day of our first summer session, attended by fifty students from far and near. Miss Boyd, 
Mr. Shaw, and I included field trips to Long Beach, Whittier, Twentieth Century-Fox, Southwest Museum. 
Two students made visits to the hinterlands of San Bernardino and San Diego counties in studying county 
library service. Tomorrow we all go to Clark Library for a tour and picnic lunch. Then vacation until mid- 
September. 

The autumn class is fully enrolled, and has again been drawn from a very large panel of applicants. 

L.C.P. 

Personnel Notes 

Mrs. Esther Euler, in charge of the Interlibrary Loan section of the Reference Department, has been 
reclassified from Librarian II to Librarian III, and has been appointed Assistant Head of the Department, 
succeeding Ardis Lodge. As mentioned by Mr. Powell in the Librarian for June 30, Mrs. Euler was one 
of five present members of the staff who were here when he came in 1938. She has directed interlibrary 
loan activities since 1949, and is a past president of the Library Staff Association. 

Merry Golden, Senior Library Assistant in the Education Library, has transferred to the Catalog De- 
partment. 

Rita Bemer, Senior Clerk in the Acquisitions Department, has resigned her position to travel in Europe. 

Visitors 

Bernard Karpel, Librarian of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, visited the Library on July 21 and 
met with several staff members to discuss techniques for organizing and locating art materials. 

David W. Heron, newly-appointed Librarian of the University of Nevada, visited friends and former 
colleagues at the Library and School of Library Service, on July 21. 

Patricia Evans, author of the Porpoise Bookshop's booklets, jump Rope Rhymes, Hopscotch, Jacks, 
Who's It? and Sticks & Stones, all published by Henry Evans in San Francisco, visited the Library on July 
24. Her forthcoming book, Rimbles, which gathers together the material on all these games, is being pub- 
lished by Doubleday. 

Sirichantom Sucharitakul, of the National Institute of Administration, at Thammasat University, Bangkok, 
visited several departments of the Library, and particularly the Government Publications Room, on July 
24 and 25. Miss Sirichantorn is returning to Thailand after completing work for her Master's degree in li- 
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Resort Hotels of Southern California: An Exhibit in Special Collections 

During the month of August, while the Main Library is exhibiting California cookbooks, the Depart- 
ment of Special Collections will display photographs, books, and ephemera on another aspect of gracious 

living in the Golden State: the 
early Southern California resort 
hotel and its environs. 



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The vast and elegant resort 
hotel is almost a thing of the 
past, but one of the noblest ex- 
amples extant is the Hotel del 
Coronado, built in 1888, which 
is illustrated in the exhibit by 
a generous group of photographs. 
The one reproduced here, though 
it fails to show the familiar ten- 
sided sloping-roofed tower, ex- 
cept for its cupola, apparently 
dates from the hotel's early years. 



,,,,„^,^ The exhibit is a reminder 

that tourism in Southern Cali- 
fornia did not always mean a 
trip to Forest Lawn or Disneyland, but might mean, to those relatively few tourists who could afford a 
leisurely jaunt to the Coast, a luxurious stay at the del Coronado, or the Mission Inn, in Riverside, or the 
Raymond or the Maryland, in Pasadena, or quite a number of other famous hotels on the grand scale. 



Open House to be Held in Music and Art Libraries 

Orientation tours will be conducted on Friday, August 11, in the Music Library and the Art Library. 
Music Librarian Gordon Stone and Art Librarian Jean Moore request that those wishing to attend the tours 
arrive at one of the following hours: 10:30, 11:00, and 11:30 a.m., and 2:00, 2:30, and 3:00 p.m. 

Library School Students Support Intellectual Freedom Newsletter 

The ALA's Intellectual Freedom Committee accepted with gratitude the gift of $80.00 from the stu- 
dents of the UCLA School of Library Service, which was forwarded last Spring to Archie L. McNeal, Chair- 
man, to be used to assist in the production or distribution of the Newsletter on Intellectual Freedom. 
Mildred Batchelder, ALA staff liaison officer to the Committee, and Everett Moore, former Editor of the 
Newsletter, were instructed to determine the best use to be made of the gift in promoting wider distribu- 
tion of the publication. 



W.J.S.'s Highlight 

Wilbur Smith, writing from Cleveland, after attending the Rare Books Institute at Oberlin College, says 
that the highlight of his trip was his meeting with d'Alte Welch, of Cleveland. "I'd never met him," Mr. 
Smith says, "but had corresponded a great deal. I spent the night at his house in Cleveland and saw his 
collections of early (prior to 1820) American and English children's books. He came down to Oberlin 
where I introduced him to several people, and as a result he is now assured, I believe, of a publisher for 
his wonderful bibliography of American children's books up to and including 1819." 



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ALA Action on the Segregation Issue 

The most significant action of the 80th Annual Conference of the American Library Association at 
Cleveland, July 9-15, to this writer, at least, was the presentation by the Intellectual Freedom Committee 
to the ALA Executive Board of recommendations aimed at giving greater force to the ALA's earlier stated 
principles on racial integration of library facilities. After almost a week of meetings had provided no pub- 
lic opportunity for consideration of this matter, the results of the Committee's recommendations were made 
known at an open meeting of the Council. 

The Council member who raised the question from the floor as to whether the ALA was prepared to 
answer clearly some of the rumors that had been increasingly heard during the week that the Association 
was either powerless to act forcefully or was too timid to back up its stated beliefs was Mr. Vosper. 
Earlier, a non-member of the Council, Mrs. Annette Hoage, a cataloger of Southern Illinois University, 
Carbondale, had asked whether the matter was to be discussed by the Council, and had urged a strong 
stand by the Association. She had been told the question might be raised as "new business" at the com- 
pletion of business on the agenda. 

Mr. Vosper's subsequent question brought a prompt response from Archie L. McNeal, Director of Li- 
braries at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, Chairman of the Committee on Intellectual F^ree- 
dom. He reported that at its meeting the day before, the Committee had recommended three courses of 
action designed to provide more complete information about the degree of progress that had been made in 
providing fully integrated service in public, college, university, and school libraries in all the states and 
to provide the means whereby the ALA might enforce the principles of the Library Bill of Rights that li- 
brary service should not be denied to anyone on the basis of race, religion, national origins, or political 
views. 

The first recommendation was for a "professional and scientific study of free and equal access to 
libraries in all communities in the United States. The Library Administration Division of the ALA has 
already outlined a proposed study and is seeking foundation assistance for it. 

The second called for amendment to the ALA Constitution to require institutional members of the 
Association to abide by the principles of free access or forfeit membership. This would not affect indi- 
vidual memberships of staff members of such libraries, but would deprive the library itself of the benefits 
of institutional membership. 

The third recommendation was that a study be made of the practices of state library associations hav- 
ing chapter membership in the ALA, to insure that they are not restricting membership in their associations 
on the grounds of race, religion, national origins, or political views, and thereby failing to observe the 
intent of the ALA Constitution. Evidence of denial of membership or discouragement of Negroes from join- 
ing such state chapters had been received by the Committee and was to be referred to the Executive Board 
for study. -E.T.M. 

Report by Mr. Vosper on the ARL Meeting at Cleveland 

The Association of Hesearch Libraries, now composed of forty-nine institutions, began the recurrent 
soul-searching task of reviewing its purposes and functions. Tlie general implication is that AUL probably 
must become numerically larger, in order better to speak for the entire research library community of tiie 
country, and that it must abandon its informal organizational pattern, in order more effectively to deal with 
a variety of complex operations. Thus a special committee, on which I will sit, was appointed to look 
into such questions as these: the number and kind of research libraries that should be in ARL, the incor- 
poration of ARL, so that it could receive and handle funds, and the development and support of u permanent 
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Crucial to all this is the Farmington Plan which has become so large and complicated that it can no 
longer be operated solely by voluntary committees. Robert Downs of Illinois resigned from the chairman- 
ship of the main Farmington Plan Committee, a task he has carried for several years. 1 will succeed him, 
so the operation will move to UCLA this autumn. 

In other actions ARL accepted with pleasure a lucid report, prepared by Professor Wesley Simonton, 
on the bibliographical control of microforms, and directed an advisory committee to see that the Simonton 
recommendations are supported. 

An equally significant report was presented by the Joint Committee on [""air Use in Copying, which 
recommended, after considerable study and after legal advice, that "it be library policy to fill an order for 
a single copy of any published work or any part thereof." ARL, and later ALA, accepted this report grate- 
fully. 

Other matters under consideration were Professor Lubetzky's catalog code revision proposals, the 
problem of deteriorating paper, and the customs implications of the copying of microfilm exposed abroad. 

R.V. 

"Rigors and Rewards" in Manuscripts 

"Rigors and rewards," or, "problems and pleasures" of working directly with manuscripts or originals in 
libraries were pleasantly discussed by Robert H. Land, of the General Reference and Bibliography Section 
of the Library of Congress, at the first meeting of the uewly-formed History Section of the Reference Services 
Division. He spoke from his own experience in working with the Manuscripts Division of the Library of 
Congress. Under the formal subject of "Reference Work with American Historical Manuscripts," he described 
the many opportunities for knowledgeable reference work with manuscripts, taking note of the present seri- 
ous need for more trained staffs, and recalling the pleasures of working with some of the finest scholars 
in the country. He observed that even the richest manuscript collections will not be fully mined without 
the assistance of competent reference librarians. 

Library schools are best qualified for training manuscript reference specialists, Mr. Land thought. 
And he believed that library schools, with their emphasis on accuracy and consistency, will offer even 
more important training for this work than training in subject fields of interest. 

Isabel Howell, of the Tennessee State Library and Archives, who directed the organization of the 
History Section, discussed its objectives (mentioning the need to promote more active programs for the 
preservation of newspapers, to develop inventories of manuscript collections and state archives, to pro- 
mote publication of place-name indexes, lists of maps and newspapers, etc., etc.). She expressed confi- 
dence that many librarians not now attracted to ALA may find a useful place in this section. The first 
Chairman, elected at this meeting, will be Gerald McDonald, of the New York Public Library. -E.T.M. 

Some Awards of Special Interest to Californians 

Three awards of particular pleasure and importance to Californians were made at the ALA conference 
this month. 

One was to William Eshelman, Los Angeles State College Librarian, and Editor of the California Li- 
brarian, who received the first II. W. Wilson Library Periodical Award, "because the periodical sets a high 
standard of excellence in content and appearance. Its editing and editorial matter are of consistently fine 
quality, as are the economically executed printing, design, and layout. California Librarian admirably ful- 
fills its function as the official publication of the California Library Association by being informing, stimu- 
lating, and of service to members of the library profession in the state." (It should be noted, of course, 
that the periodical is designed and printed by Ward Ritchie, also of Los Angeles.) 



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The second was to Professor Emeritus Edith M. Coulter, of the School of Librarianship at Berkeley, 
greatly admired teacher of many of our staff members, who was named as the third recipient of the Isadore 
Gilbert Mudge Award of the Reference Services Division. The citation acknowledged "her teaching of 
reference work in the School of Librarianship at the University of California, where her courses, founded 
on many years of experience as a reference librarian, gave to the practical methods of discovering infor- 
mation, perceptive meaning and a challenging concept of librarianship; her influence on her many students 
who were attracted to librarianship and were spurred by her to high accomplishment; her active interest 
in the library profession, and her belief that it could best be served by raising the standards of professional 
education; her writings, reflecting her scholarship and knowledge, which include early contributions to 
library literature, bibliographical guides, and her later distinguished work in historical research as author 
and editor of books on the colorful past of her native state; her wit and charm, through which she has so 
wisely observed the human condition on both sides of the desk, whether it be in a library or in the world 
at large." 

The third was the $1,000 Clarence Day Award (awarded for the first time last year to Mr. Powell), 
which went this year to William B. Ready, Director of the Marquette University Library, and formerly of 
UC, Berkeley, and Stanford. The award was in recognition of "outstanding work in encouraging the love 
of books and reading." 

Problems of Urban University Librories 

The mounting problems of service to many publics by urban university libraries were discussed by a 
city librarian, an urban university librarian, and a vice-president of an urban university, at a meeting of 
the University Libraries Section of the ACRL. Harold L. Hamill, City Librarian of Los Angeles, said, in 
his paper on "The Public Library Serves the University Student," that although students have often over- 
run public library facilities the public library must accept the larger responsibility with which it is faced 
to serve students to the best of its ability. "Not only would the public library be socially unjustified in 
erecting barriers against students," he said, "but it should actually welcome the opportunity to encourage 
students to become life-long consumers of its wares." He believes our larger public libraries are in a 
unique position to supplement the university and college libraries in meeting the needs of students, but 
he pointed out that resources of both public and university libraries must be greatly deepened and broad- 
ened "to serve the purposes of modern society to the full." 

Richard Logsdon, Director of Libraries at Columbia University, referred to the enormous demands for 
library service generated by an urban community like New York, and drew on examples to show the range 
and diversity of requests that come to his libraries. He showed how a university like Columbia can hardly 
open its doors to all, and how it had been attempting to identify what it can and cannot do for those out- 
side the University. Columbia, he said, is attempting, through its establishment of its categories of users, 
to explain its necessary position. 

William M. Birenbaum, Assistant Vice President of Wayne State University, Detroit, and recently ap- 
pointed President of the New School for Social Research, in New York, described the impact and scope 
of urbanization in American society, and said that the university has a greater potential than any other 
institution as an integrating force in a community. He sees the library as playing a great role in the in- 
tellectual and cultural leadership in American life. — E.T.M. 

Further ALA Reports by: 
Page Ackerman — 

The Copying Methods Section of the Resources and Technical Services Division held a series of dis- 
cussions by experts on present and future possible uses for various types of photocopying methods in ac- 
quisitions processing. A brief exercise in cost accounting by Ralph Shaw, of Rutgers University, left no 



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doubt about the economy of such methods in comparison with manual operations in a well-designed system. 
Among the audience were former Assistant Librarian Gordon Williams, and Melvin Voigt and Richard Blan- 
chard of the University's San Diego and Davis campuses. 

"The Library Collection Meets a Public Crisis" was the topic of a full day's discussion at a joint 
meeting of the Association of Hospital and Institutional Libraries and the Adult Services Division of the 
Public Library Association. The program was designed to stimulate thinking about the college, university, 
public, special, and hospital libraries' responsibilities in meeting the problems of mental health in our 
society. Robert Vosper and I represented college and university libraries in discussing problems of selec- 
tion, coverage, and access to materials in this field. The opportunity to hear about the public librarian's 
problems left at least one university librarian better satisfied to return to her own institution. 

The single most controversial issue to come before the Association was the new dues schedule recom- 
mended by the Membership Committee and ably presented and defended by Robert Talmadge, the Committee's 
chairman. The new schedule (fully discussed in the ALA Bulletin for April) was passed by the member- 
ship after lengthy debate. There was general agreement that dues must be raised to provide part of the 
funds needed to support the new and vigorous programs of divisions and associations, but it was argued 
that the $6.00 minimum was too high for librarians making $3,000 or less, and that the Association thus 
might suffer gravely from loss of membership. Interestingly enough, the two librarians who identified them- 
selves as being in the low-income group spoke in support of the increase. 

The Library Technology Project and Circulation Services Discussion Group of the Library Administra- 
tion Division conducted a lively forum on the recent survey by George Fry Associates of circulation serv- 
ices in public, college and university, and special libraries. Copies of the Survey Manual may be seen 
in my office. This point was made: present college and university systems are reasonably good so long 
as librarians and patrons insist on knowing the whereabouts of all books charged at all times. Less com- 
plex and more economical systems will depend upon a re-evaluation of the need for information we are ac- 
customed to consider essential. 

Miscellaneous impressions: the generally good weather, which Clevelanders described, almost apol- 
ogetically, as "unusual;" the excellent exhibit quarters in the Auditorium; the friendliness of cab drivers; 
the tasty corned-beef sandwiches advertised at every eating place; the well-stocked and well-browsed 
Publix Book Mart next to the Pick-Carter Hotel; the beauty of Cleveland's suburbs, which are completely 
surrounded by a public park system, and the convenient rapid-transit system which whisks you in and out 
of the city in all directions; Mr. Engelbarts' list of New York Headings going like hot cakes at the Cata- 
log Code Revision booth. 

Elizabeth Norton — 

Sunday. Off for Cleveland on a jet flight with a supercargo of librarians: June Bayless, San Marino 
Public Library, Edith Bishop, Los Angeles Public Library, Roberta Bowler, retired from Los Angeles Pub- 
lic Library, Betty Rosenberg, and me. At Cleveland airport, the nicest and best organized I've seen in the 
U. S., it took ten minutes from the time of arrival until I was on the airport limousine bound for the Sheraton- 
Cleveland Hotel. There I saw Everett Moore in the lobby; he looked tired after the meetings of the Seminar 
on the Acquisitions of Latin American Library Materials. I sympathized with him; last year I worked my 
way through the N. Y. Seminar. 

Monday. Stephen Ford, of the University of Michigan, chaired the meeting of the Executive Committee 
of the Serials Section of Resources and Technical Services Division. He introduced Mrs. Elizabeth Rodell, 
who is replacing Molly Mahoney as Executive Secretary of RTSD, Ian Thom, of Princeton University, the 
incoming chairman, and Edna Mae Brown, editor of the third edition of the Union List of Serials, a new mem- 
ber of the Executive Committee. All committee chairmen reported on their activities. Ruth Schley, Natio 
Defense Library, chairman of the Serials Policy and Research Committee, gave an outline of plans for 
"Serials Use Study" which was approved for presentation to the RTSD Executive Board. They seemed 



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pleased with my report of progress on the work of the Joint Committee to Compile a List of Interaational 
Subscription Agents. A budget allotment has been made for our work. 

After the meeting I talked with Helen Welsh, University of Illinois and President-Elect of RTSD, Mary 
Ellis Kahler, Library of Congress, and Edna Mae Brown. 1 was able to get information from Mrs. Kahler 
for the CLA's proposed Union List of Fine Arts Periodicals. Edna Mae Brown and I went to the Bunch of 
Grapes for a chat, and she gave me an account of the work on the new ULS. They are working early and 
until after 2 a.m. some mornings putting the reports together. 

In the evening, off to the Pick-Carter Hotel for the RTSD Acquisitions-Serials Sections joint meeting. 
It turned out to be twenty-one separate groups for discussion of various problems. 1 sat in on Ian Thorn s 
"Simplification of Serials Records" for a lively discussion of serials problems. Robert Vosper s group 
on "West European Acquisitions" was still hard at work when our meeting broke up. Betty Rosenberg was 
meeting with this group — first time I had seen her since we left Los Angeles. 

Tuesday. Worked on getting notes together for a meeting of the Joint Committee to Compile a List 
of-International Subscription Agents. Lilly Carter, University of Florida, John Veenstra, Purdue Univer- 
sity, and Paul Berry, Library of Congress, were committee members there, and Ian Thorn came by special 
request to advise us as we formulated final plans for compiling the information from questionnaires for 
publication. We hope to be able to finish early in 1962. After the meeting, Paul Berry, John Veenstra, 
and I adjourned to the Bunch of Grapes. In the evening I attended the membership meeting of RSTD. 
Melvin J. Voigt presided and presented a gift to Molly Mahoney in appreciation of the fine work she has 
done for RTSD. Helen Welch delivered a short speech as incoming president of RTSD. 

Wednesday. Explored Higbee's Department Store and the shops in the Union Station before going to 
the second General Session to hear John T. Eastlick, of the Denver Public Library, speak on "This Nation 
of Ours." It was very good. The reports of the visit of the USSR librarians to the U. S. and of the visit 
of the U. S. librarians to the USSR were excellent. Back to the hotel for dinner in the Falstaff Room: 
delicious prime ribs —I must remember not to wear my red dress when dining alone! 

Thursday. Departed in rain for airport. Flight to Chicago was fast and smooth but O'Hare Field is 
a mess with all of the expansion building in progress. To hotel in Evanston, where I was amazed when 
handed two keys to the room by the bellhop. The second key is for the closet. My nephew, Jim, told me 
the hotel caters to "little old ladies." Out to dinner, then off for a drive to the Ravinia Festival to see 
and hear Pierre Monteux conduct the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. 

Betty Rosenberg — 

Entertainment, except of the liquid kind provided by generous exhibitors after hours, is not the antic- 
ipated or even hoped-for object of an ALA convention. That I was entertained in some meetings (those 
pleasant hours from 5 to 7 and 10 to p.m. being discreetly ignored but not forgotten) is gratefully re- 
membered amidst the soberer recollections of serious matters earnestly discussed. 

To be rewarded — after virtuously rushing halfway across Cleveland to reach a 4:30 meeting of the 
American Library History Round Table — with a ghost story was unexpectedly delightful. Gerald D. 
McDonald, of the New York Public Library, delivered a charming essay on the Astor Library ghost, adding 
what was probably an ALA "first" by presenting a pianist who performed a composition written {ca. I860?) 
about the ghost, a very lively melody. There was a gliost: I am as firmly convinced as is Mr. McDonald. 
The ghost was a popular public object in the newspapers, poems were written about it, and ladies, who 
did not usually frequent the Astor Library, came touring to be titillated. 

That the Bibliographical Society of America was meeting at the Rowfant Club during the convention 
period was another dividend. David Kaser, of the Joint University Libraries, presented a paper on Joseph 
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days, and the racy, vituperative, yet polite language of the seemingly endless controversies of Charless 
with lawyers, the military, and politicians was delightfully evident in the many passages quoted by Mr. 
Kaser. Bob Vosper ingratiated himself with an audience cheerfully suffering in a hot hall by ruthlessly 
cutting the last half of his paper on two bibliomaniac Kansans so that all might adjourn to a cool cocktail 
party at the scheduled time. 

A panel of library school students from foreign countries was questioned by Leon Carnovsky, of the 
Graduate Library School, University of Chicago, on their impressions of U. S. library schools. (I note 
that none of the students was from the University of Chicago!) The students — from Egypt, Singapore, 
Philippine Islands, Indonesia, India, Australia —would, I think, have been a little less polite had their 
degrees already been secured. Money, not unexpectedly, is the chief worry, followed by the hazards of 
the English language. The application of methods learned in our schools to the needs of each country 
was discussed, leaving me with the impression that these very intelligent students were faced with a 
daunting task. 

The tour of the World Publishing Company plant left me grateful that I do not have to survive by be- 
ing mechanically "ept." The variety of processes involved in book manufacturing and the amount of skilled 
handwork still necessary were impressive. We walked for acres amid the din of presses and were kindly 
revived with a nice tea. 

The Cleveland Plain Dealer's columnist, N. R. Howard, made some generalizations about librarians: 
that women in their 40's and 50's were in the majority and were "trimly and attractively dressed to the 
verge of being stylish," qualified praise relieved by the kind remark tliat "I did not see a single fat librar- 
ian though some plumpness was evident;" that most "have pleasant expressions combined with what I 
would vaguely term a 'community-caution' outlook . . . [though] their rules for life do not exclude cock- 
tails;" and that "the men librarians are indistinguishable in appearance from their professional class and 
businessman contemporaries except that librarians enunciate and use words more precisely than most adults 
you meet." His parting compliment was to describe us as "these intellectually organized people." 

Hottest Late News 

The Acquisitions Department has made the extraordinary announcement that the University Library 
added a total of 105,995 volumes during the fiscal year 1960-6L This is, of course, the largest number 
ever added to the libraries on this campus, and brings the total number of volumes to 1,568,565. In 1959- 
60, the number added was 91,069. 



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Rimbles (Our First Front Page Book Review) 

In years past the UCLA Librarian has unabashedly and unreservedly plugged Patricia Evans' booklets 
of children's games and folklore published in San Francisco by Henry Evans at the Porpoise Bookshop. Henry 

says they have been 'runaway bestsellers' (at 25 cents), 
and that he had always wanted to gather the five booklets 
together into a hardbound edition, but that this was too big 
a job for him to handle properly. 

Next Friday, Doubleday will publish a large, attractive 
hardbound edition (at $2.95) with new illustrations by Gioia 
Fiammenghi. It will contain all of the text of the booklets 
(Jump Rope Rhymes, Hopscotch, Jacks, Vt'ho's It? and Sticks 
and Stones) with some new material Mrs. Evans has collected 
in the meantime. It is called Rimbles (from the French word 
rimailler, the verb meaning to write doggerel, as opposed 
to rimer, to write verse). 

As reported previously, Mrs. Evans (who has been as- 
sisting Professor Tietze, of the department of Near Eastern 
Languages, on a writing project this summer) called one day 
last month at the Library. She gave the Librarian a look at 
the forthcoming volume, and the result is that we are now 
plugging a book by a big New York publisher. But we knew 
the book when it was five little ones from San Francisco! 




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Staff Members Contribute to "California Librarian" 

The California Librarian, in its July issue (the one with the handsome two-color insert printed by 
Adrian Wilson), has contributions from a number of our staff members. 

Page Ackerman has compiled "A Survey of Education for Librarianship in California," studying the 
degrees, courses, accreditation, and special problems in the several graduate and undergraduate programs 
of library training. 

Doyce Nunis stresses the importance of recording living history in his article on "The Library and 
Oral History." 

Mr. Powell has submitted a biographical and evaluative sketch of William Holman, the new City Li- 
brarian of San Francisco. 

The July issue also has a review article by Rudolph Gjelsness of Mitchell of California (Berkeley: 
California Library Association, 1960), for which Mr. Powell had written a preface and Betty Rosenberg 
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Personnel Notes 

Mrs. Helen Parisky has re-joined the staff of the Catalog Department as a Librarian I, after having 
received her Master's degree from the School of Library Service in June. She also has an M.A. in Slavic 
literature from the University of Wisconsin. Her library experience includes a total of ten years in the 
catalog departments at Wisconsin, Berkeley, and UCLA. 

Mrs. Man-Hing Mok has been appointed Lecturer in the Department of Oriental Languages. She will 
teach a course in Chinese bibliography in the fall semester. 

Mrs. Carolyn DuPar. new Senior Clerk in the Receiving Section of the Acquisitions Department, has 
attended Pasadena City College and the Santa Barbara campus of the University. 

Mrs. Mary Waskowitz, newly employed as Senior Library Assistant in the Education Library, is a 
graduate of the University of Colorado and has taught in the public schools of Yuma, Arizona, and Oxnard, 
California. 

Resignations have been received from Mrs. Marsha Concoff Sinetar, Senior Clerk in the Receiving 
Section of the Acquisitions Department, and from Jerome Butler, Senior Library Assistant in the Engineer- 
ing and Mathematical Sciences Library. 

Readers and Visitors in the Department of Special Collections 

Reinhard S. Speck, Associate Professor of Microbiology at the University of California Medical Center, 
San Francisco, visited the Department of Special Collections on August 2 to work on manuscripts and 
books by Harriet Martineau, an author well represented in the Sadleir Collection of 19th Century Authors. 

George Wickes, on the English Faculty at Harvey Mudd College and the Claremont Graduate School, 
has been working in Special Collections this summer, editing the correspondence of Henry Miller and 
Lawrence Durrell. Professor Wickes will be leaving for Europe soon to confer with the authors about 
publication. 

Miss Aurora Hunt, of Whittier, an author of several books on the history of the American West, is 
currently using the Rosecrans Papers for her biography of General William S. Rosecrans, to be published 
by the Arthur Clark Company of Glendale. 

Robert Fogelson, graduate student at Harvard University and a pupil of Professor Oscar Handlin, 
has been using local history collections for his doctoral dissertation on the process of urban development 
in the Los Angeles area from 1850 to 1920. 

More Visitors 

Mrs. Barbara Cope Craven, former member of the Reference Department and now a junior high school 
librarian in San Bernardino, visited the Library on August 3. Siie joined Jeanuette Hagan, Esther Euler, 
Ardis Lodge, and Hilda Gray for lunch at the Faculty Center. 

Lewis M. Ice, Librarian of the University of Bridgeport, in Bridgeport, Connecticut, visited the Li- 
brary on August 4 to confer with Miss Ackerman. 

Poynter Lecture Is Published 

"Bibliography, Some Achievements and Prospects," the first Zeitlin & Ver Brugge lecture (Los 
Angeles) and John Howell lecture (Berkeley) by F. N. L. Poynter, has been attractively printed by the 
University Printing Department under the joint imprint of the School of Library Service and the Scliool of 
Librarianship. Copies are available free upon request to either Dean Powell or Dean Merritt. 



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Summertime at the Clark 

Franklin Zimmerman, Associate Professor of Music at SC, has been meeting with his graduate semi- 
nar on musicology at the Clark Library each week during the summer session. Seminar members have 
been directed in the use of the Library's collection of rare music books. 

The Clark Library played host last month to two English classes in the accelerated program of the 
city schools. On July 26, Bernard Goodmanson brought twenty-five students from Van Nuys High School 
to tour the Library and see exhibits of books on English literature, science, and printing history. Mr. 
Conway spoke on the history of the Library and its collections, and he and Mrs. Davis answered many 
questions asked by the alert and curious students. The next day, Constance Schneider and her class of 
fourteen students came from Washington High School for a similar visit. The staff at the Clark particularly 
welcomes such tours by gifted students as an opportunity to make future scholars aware of the resources 
available for their use. 

The library school picnic took place on July 29 at the Clark Library with thirty-five students and 
their guests present. Dean Powell welcomed the group with a talk on the Library, and Mr. Conway and 
Mrs. Davis described the collections and special displays. Box lunches were eaten in the garden, fea- 
turing cold chicken (picked up in fingers protected by plastic mittens!). 

Vigilante Days 

(A plaintive request from our "City" Correspondent (the city on San Francisco Bay, that is) for in- 
formation on the Western Writers of America convention in Tucson has endeared him to our Sagebrush Cor- 
respondent, who said she had felt a little sensitive about sending us too much on "westerns" for those 
city slickers in Westwood.) 

The Western Writers of America turned to their Southwestern source-land for their eighth annual con- 
vention in June. UCLA's Associate Member enjoyed the constant, dry, 107-degree heat of Tucson when, 
on several occasions, we left the "air-conditioned desert" and its liquids for the real thing. In surround- 
ings where the desert, the mountains, the old forts and adobes, the very air were alive with the stories 
of the WWA members, the authors spent a good deal of time exploring their sources and the meaning of 
of their writings, both fictional and historical. They have found that, in the highly competitive market 
for books, the "formula" western — itself hard to define except in invidious terms — is no longer salable, 
but the well-written novel of authentic local and historical background and the popular or scholarly his- 
torical book will sell. And they were told that one could make factual slips in an adult book but never 
in a juvenile, as the children are too sharp-eyed and intolerantly unforgiving. 

Two of the key speakers presented arguments for "research" on western history. John Alexander 
Carroll, editor of Arizona and the West, said that the story of the West has barely been covered, and then 
generally in dry and dull scholarly works, but that the WWA had the opportunity, if not the duty, to "re- 
search western history and bring it to a large audience in lively, readable form. The great histories, he 
emphasized, need periodic revision and re-interpretation. C. L. Sonnichsen spoke amusingly and pungently 
on plagiarism, i.e., research, or stealing, as he less politely put it. Yet research in secondary sources, 
in archives, and in the locality is basic to either popular or scholarly history, since few can consult the 
original source, who might be a mountain man in a buffalo wallow figiiting off liie Comanches. 

We did a good deal of looking at original sources, authentic and tourist. WWA President Nelson Nye 
suffered somewhat from rope burn, being ceremoniously hanged by the vigilantes who with loud shooting 
(of blanks) dragged us off our air-conditioned buses on the trail to Nogales and then escorted us to that 
border city. We stopped on the way at Pete Kitchen's Museum where Colonel Gil Procter shooed us 
through the adobe and its Southwestern treasures, including the armor of the Spanish soldiers, who were 
indeed iron men to have worn it in that desolate, hot desert. Incidentally, a stream here was the only 
free water I saw in Arizona. After Nogales came Tombstone and its Boot-llill, where President Nye was 



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again hanged, and then we were given the town: drinks, food, tours through all the historic spots and mu- 
seums, two "dramatic" presentations complete with dancing girls, and a tour through the Tombstone £pi- 
taph office. Then back through the starry night to Tucson. — B.R. 

John Smith Off for Karachi; William Hinchliff to Santo Borboro 

John E. Smith has announced his resignation as Chief Librarian of the Santa Barbara Public Library, 
a position he has held since 1953. He has been succeeded by William E. Hinchliff, of Pacific Palisades, 
a member of the first graduating class of UCLA's School of Library Service, and successful fund-raising 
campaigner for a "superior' public library in the Palisades. 

Mr. Smith has taken a two-year position as a library advisor to the Government of Pakistan, by arrange- 
ment with the School of Public Administration at SC, and he will be charged with assisting in the estab- 
lishment of four special libraries in the field of public administration. His family will stay in Karachi, 
and he will be working in that city and in Lahore, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, and Dacca. 

In 1958 and 1959, Mr. Smith served, also by arrangement with SC, as library advisor in Iran, and as 
Librarian of the Institute of Administrative Affairs, at the University of Tehran. He is best known to his 
former UCLA colleagues as the first librarian of the Institute of Industrial Relations, as the head of the 
Acquisitions Department from 1949 until his appointment at Santa Barbara, as a former president of the 
Library Staff Association, and as a spirited chairman of CLA's Committee on Intellectual Freedom. 

Retirement System Waiting Period Eliminated 

The following announcement concerning membership in the State Employees Retirement System has 
been made by the Director of Insurance and Retirement of the University, D. Gordon Tyndall: 

"As a consequence of the enactment of the AB 873, the six months waiting period prior to SERS 
membership for eligible University employees has been eliminated. This will mean that present 
employees will become members of SERS on August 1, 1961, unless: 

(1) They are Student Assistants as set forth in our memorandum of May 4, 1960; 

(2) They are part-time and 

(a) Their employment is not regular and continuous or will not extend for more than one 
year; or 

(b) Their employment is for less than half-time and they are not currently members of the 
System; 

(3) They are full-time but are employed for less than one month; 

(4) They are members of PR AS (the University System).* 



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Angeles 24. Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: 
Page Ackerman, William Conway, Sue Folz, Lawrence Clark Powell, Betty Rosenberg, Brooke Whiting. 
The illustration on page 121 is from Rimhles, by Patricia Evans. Copyright by Patricia Evans, reprinted 
by permission of Doubleday & Co., Inc. 



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Volume 14, Number 23 August 25, 1961 

Huxley Bibliography Compiled by California Librarians 

Claire J. Eschelbach, of the University Library on the Santa Barbara campus, and Joyce L. Shober, 
of the San Francisco State College Library, have compiled Aldous Huxley —A Bibliography, 1916-1959, 
which the UC Press has published as the third in its series of UC Bibliographic Guides. Mr. Huxley has 
written a foreword for the volume. 

Personnel Notes 

Mrs. Joyce W. Doetkott, newly employed as Senior Typist Clerk in the Oral History Department, is a 
graduate of the University of Michigan and has taught in the Los Angeles School System. 

Miss Emily H. Carpenter has been employed as Senior Library Assistant in the Biomedical Library. 
She is a graduate of the University of Arizona and worked in the library while attending the University. 

The following new staff members are graduates of the UCLA School of Library Service, class of 196L 

Mrs. Elizabeth Dixon will become the first professional librarian in UCLA's Oral History Project, 
where she has been a staff member since 1959. Mrs. Dixon received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Inter- 
national Relations from the University of Southern California. 

Miss Flora Okazaki. formerly a student assistant at the UCLA Library, has been appointed Librarian 
I in the Biomedical Library Catalog Department. Miss Okazaki graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor's 
degree in Spanish. 

Mrs. Diane Seccomhe has accepted a temporary assignment as Librarian I in the University Elemen- 
tary School, where she will organize the visual aids collection. Mrs. Seccombe was a student assistant 
in the Library while she attended UCLA. She received her Bachelor's degree in pre-librarianship. 

Mrs. Marie Waters will return as a Librarian I to the Reference Department, where she served as a 
student assistant. Senior, then Principal Library Assistant. Mrs. Waters received her Bachelor of Arts 
degree in English from UCLA. 

Resignations have been received from Mrs. Kathryn Hill. Senior Typist Clerk in the Serials Section, 
Richard Harris, Senior Library Assistant in the Circulation Department, and Mrs. Jane Friedenthal, Prin- 
cipal Library Assistant in the College Library. 

Marilyn Mather Wed 

Marilyn Mather, Senior Library Assistant in the CoUege Library, was married to John Kemp in the 
Sherman Oaks Methodist Church on August 12. Mr. Kemp, now a senior at UCLA, plans to continue for 
his Ph.D. in bio-chemistry. 



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Visitors 

Lieutenant Amaro Ennis Viana, of Rio de Janeiro, accompanied by Miss Helen Caldwell of the Clas- 
sics Department and Miss Helene Schiraansky of the Library Catalog Department, visited the library on 
August 7. Lieutenant Viana, a Brazilian Army officer, was greatly interested in our Brazilian collection. 

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Goldwater, book dealers from New York City, visited the Department of Special 
Collections on August 8 to see the cookbook collection and to discuss the possibility of supplying us 
with additions to that collection. 

Professor Robert D. Mayo, of the Department of English, Northwestern University, has recently been 
using materials in the Department of Special Collections relating to Oliver Goldsmith and his contempo- 
raries. 

Fifteenth Year for ARS 

The Augustan Reprint Society, which has its headquarters at the Clark Library, completed its fifteenth 
year of publication last June, and has announced that it now has 522 members, an increase of 27 over the 
previous year. Publications during the year included Essays on the Theatre from 18th Century Periodi- 
cals, selected and with an introduction by John Loftis, Daniel Defoe's Of Captain Misson (1728), edited 
with an introduction by Maximillian E. Novak, Samuel Butler's Three Poems, selected, with an introduc- 
tion by Alexander C. Spence, Henry Fielding's Ovid's Art of Love (1760), with an introduction by Claude 
E. Jones, and Henry Needler's V/orks (1728), selected, with an introduction by Marcia AUentuck. 

The Board of Editors, Professors Ralph Cohen, Vinton Bearing, and Hugh T. Swedenberg, all of the 
Department of English, met recently with Mrs. Edna Davis, of the Clark Library, the Corresponding Secre- 
tary, to review accounts and production and distribution problems, and to consider plans for the current 
year. 

All Those Kennedys 

The British National Bibliography has trouble keeping up with them, too. An entry in the July 26, 
1961 BNB reads: 

Kennedy, Joseph Patrick 

Operation Pan America: a 10-year development programme for Latin America; President 
Kennedy s address on the subject to diplomats of the nations concerned, and his message to 
the U. S. Congress, Washington, D. C, March, 1961. London, United States Information 
Service, 1%1. 



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Angeles 24. Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Acting Editor, this issue: 
Peter Warshaw. Contributors to this issue: Page Ackerman, Sue Folz, Frances Kirschenbaum, Helene 
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September 15, 1961 



Heart Exhibit in Biomedical Library 

An exhibit in the Biomedical Library on "The Anatomy and Physiology of the Heart since William 
Harvey, 1628," showing until October 6, includes original publications of major significance in the field. 
The occasion for the display is the opening of new facilities in the Medical Center, dedicated yesterday, 
for the Cardiovascular Research Laboratory of the Los Angeles County Heart Association. 

Equipment from the new laboratory will also be shown in the exhibit, which has been assembled by 
Joe Gantner, with the advice of Professor Wilfried F. H. M. Mommaerts, the Laboratory's director. 

Exhibit Introduces Patrons to the Library 

The Main Library exhibit for the remainder of this month will serve as an introduction to the use of 
the Library and to selected aspects of the book collection. The wall panels show illustrations and direc- 
tions for Ijibrary patrons, and the exhibit cases display examples of important materials acquired for the 
Library by University faculty members studying abroad. 

Last week the exhibit on the Library was shown in Sproul Residence Hall during the orientation pro- 
gram for new undergraduates. 

Library Will Be OAS Depository 

The Secretary General of the Organization of American States has announced that a new exchange 
depository plan for OAS and Pan American Union publications will be put into effect on January 1, 1962. 
The UCl,A Library has been selected as one of the depositories and has elected to receive all publica- 
tions printed in English and Spanish. (Spanish is now the principal working language for the OAS and tlie 
only language in which all official records are issued.) The publications will be available in the Govern- 
ment Publications Room. 



Oral History Project Supplies Early San Fernando Reminiscences 

Reminiscences about the early days of San Fernando, which were recorded by the Library's Oral His- 
tory Project, were published in the August 27 issue of The Sun, "oldest independent newspaper in the 
North Valley." In this fiftieth anniversary souvenir issue commemorating the incorporation of the city of 
.San Fernando, the paper published excerpts from the manuscript of the recorded account of the life of Sen- 
ator Charles Maclay and his role in founding the town around the San l-'ernundo Mission, us recalled by 
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Personnel Notes 

Robert Eckert, newly appointed Librarian I in the Acquisitions Department, has served a long appren- 
ticeship as a Senior Library Assistant in the Circulation Department. He earned both his Bachelor's de- 
gree in theater arts and his Master's degree in library service at UCLA. 

Barbara Kornstein, new Librarian I in the College Library, has served for several years as a student 
assistant in that department. She is a June graduate of the School of Library Service, and also did her 
undergraduate study at UCLA, majoring in history. 

Hans Rosenstock has joined the staff as Librarian I in the Acquisitions Department and assistant to 
to the head of the Department. He is a Cambridge graduate with a Bachelor's degree in modern languages, 
and he did his postgraduate study at the School of Librarianship, University College, London. 

Robert Nai-Hsing Ting has been newly appointed as Librarian I in the Engineering and Mathematical 
Sciences Library. He has earned Bachelor's and Master's degrees in business administration at St. John's 
University, Shanghai, and undertaken graduate study at New York University. His Master's degree in li- 
brarianship was awarded by Immaculate Heart College last month. 

Thomas Jensen has been employed as Principal Library Assistant in the Interlibrary Loans Division 
of the Reference Department. He received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and his 
Master's from UCLA, where he is presently working toward his doctoral degree in geography. For a number 
of years he has worked as a part-time assistant in the Library. 

Cecile Singer, new Principal Library Assistant in the College Library, graduated in January from 
Roosevelt University, in Chicago, where she majored in English. She was an assistant to the Music Li- 
brarian for several years while a student there. 

Mrs. Eva Boris, who has joined the staff of the Catalog Department as Senior Library Assistant, has 
had extensive experience as a teacher, particularly in nursery schools. She earned her Bachelor s degree 
in French at Pomona College and her teaching certificate at the University's Berkeley campus. 

Mrs. Clarice Edney, newly appointed as Senior Library Assistant in the Circulation Department, re- 
ceived her Bachelor's degree in history at the University of Houston. She has worked in the Reference 
Department of the Houston Public Library. 

Resignations have been received from Ying J. Ting, Librarian I, Janet Walker, Typist Clerk, and Mrs., 
Marian Nowak, Senior Library Assistant, all in the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library; from 
Patricia Chang, Librarian I, Linda Pomerantz, Senior Library Assistant, and Harold Sadows, Senior Library 
Assistant, in the Catalog Department; from Kenneth Kengla, Mrs. Marjorie Nelson, and Maurice LaPierre, 
all Senior Library Assistants in the Circulation Department; and from Mrs. Helen Clark, Senior Library 
Assistant in the Biomedical Library. 

Third Intern Joins Medical Librarianship Program 

Dorothy Mueller began service with the Biomedical Library this month as the third intern in the Li- 
brary's Graduate Training Program for medical librarianship. She is a graduate of Birmingliam-Southern 
College, and was awarded her Master's degree in librarianship at George Peabody College in August. Miss 
Mueller joins Mrs. Jessica Moore and Martha Bovee as participants in the training program for the current 
academic year. 



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Final KU Report by Mr. Vosper 

In his final report as Director of Libraries of the University of Kansas, Mr. Vosper has noted that dur- 
ing the year 1960-61 preliminary plans for a major addition to the central library building at Lawrence 
were officially approved and funds were granted by the Legislature so that construction will start during 
the coming year. These will double the book and reader capacity of the Watson Library. 

Mr. Vosper reports a "banner year' for the Library publication series, with six items, including an 
important two-volume bibliography of the Library's Frank R. Melvin collection of pamphlets on the French 
Revolution. Two major public exhibitions were held, one on the theme of the Dance of Death and one 
honoring the Kansas State centennial. KU's two traveling exhibits on banned books are still on the road, 
Mr. Vosper says, scheduled well into the present year, some four years after the first notable showing at 
Lawrence. 

Expenditures for books and subscriptions were greater than in any previous year, and benefited from 
generous extra grants from Endowment and State funds and Federal and State grants to promote foreign 
area study programs (Eastern Europe, Far East, and Latin America) and new doctoral programs. 

One paragraph of Mr. Vosper's is a real cliffhanger: 

"The unexpected research value of a richly stocked library had remarkable proof this year, 
so remarkable that the details cannot be revealed yet for reasons of 'scholarly security. I can 
only report that Professor Bertram Colgrave of Durham University (recently visiting professor 
at KU) will soon describe in print the discovery of some Anglo-Saxon manuscript in the binding 
of one of our books, and this story will make any similar stories now on record pale by compar- 
ison." 

Also remarkable is the report that, through the application of new technological procedures which 
made possible the bypassing of much laborious typing and proofreading in producing catalog cards, the 
Preparations Department was able to show that every book belonging to the KU libraries was recorded in 
the public catalog in one manner or another. Some 96,609 volumes, or 63 per cent more than in any pre- 
vious year, were recorded during the year. Many of these were only briefly listed, with one main card for 
each book, and not as fully cataloged as would be considered desirable under ideal circumstances, but 
they were made available, at least, through this public record. 

Miss Suthilak of Thailand Visits Southern California 

Miss Suthilak Ambhanwong, Chief Librarian and Senior Lecturer in Library Science at Chulalongkorn 
University, in Bangkok, has begun a six-month tour of the United States to observe libraries and library 
schools, with financial assistance from a grant made by the Asia Foundation. Coming from Honolulu and 
San Francisco, she arrived in Los Angeles on August 31 and has been visiting libraries in Southern Cali- 
fornia, making her headquarters at UCLA. On Monday she will fly to Chicago, and will continue to visit 
libraries in a number of cities in the United States and Canada. 

During her stay here. Miss Suthilak visited, besides several UCLA Library departments and the School 
of Library Service, the Cal Tech, Huntington, llonnold, Scripps, SC, MOM, LA Trade-Technical Junior 
College, LA Public, and LA County Public Libraries. She has also found time for sightseeing and social 
visits with a number of staff members. 

Miss Suthilak is a graduate of Chulalongkorn University and earned her Master's degree in librarian- 
ship at Simmons College in 1953. She lias compiled, in the Thai language, several basic textbooks for 
librarians. 



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Mr. Lubetzky Leads Rebuttal in Code Revision Debate 

Seymour Lubetzky's article, "Smoke Over Revision," leads off in the Library Journal's second sym- 
posium on Catalog Code Revision, in its September 1 issue. His article and those by Paul Dunkin and 
C. Sumner Spalding are rebuttals to those by Johannes Dewton and David R. Watkins in the May 1 issue 
of Library Journal which discussed and criticized the Draft Catalog Code. 

Professor Lubetzky is introduced by LJ's Editor as the author of "the internationally famous 'Lubetzky 
Report'" and Editor of the Catalog Code Revision Committee. Mr. Dunkin, a Professor at the Rutgers Uni- 
versity School of Library Service, wrote the commentary on the proposed rules in the Draft Code, and Mr. 
Spalding, Chief of the Descriptive Cataloging Division at the Library of Congress, is a member of the 
Steering Committee on the Catalog Code Revision. 

'News Bulletin' Issued by Friends 

The Friends of the UCLA Library, now completing ten years of service, has recently issued the first 
number of an occasional News Bulletin for its members. W. W. Robinson, first President of the Friends, 
is the Editor, or, as he prefers to list himself, "Editor, this issue." 

The issue includes reports of the President and the Treasurer for the past year, and an invitation 
to the Friends and the friends of Friends, from the President, Mrs. Stafford L. Warren, to attend the dinner 
meeting on September 26 to welcome Mr. and Mrs. Vosper. 

Copies of the News Bulletin may be obtained from the Librarian's Office. 

A Library in San Francisco 

Our "City" Correspondent (meaning, to our oldtime readers, Mr. Richard Dillon, of the Sutro Library 
in San Francisco) has somehow let us down. Last week, any reader of a certain downtown Los Angeles 
newspaper could learn about an astounding cultural development in the northern city, as reported by that 
paper's own "City" Correspondent, Herb Caen. The story was about a "library," hence the conclusion 
that we have been scooped. We still haven't heard about it from Mr. D. 

"The Library," a new establishment up there, turns out to be a saloon, in Mr. Caen's inelegant lan- 
guage, and it is called that because its decor features book-lined walls. There are thousands of books — 
real books— which were put there because the owners said "Books are decorative and they're cheap." 
The entire stock of a bookstore was bought out at a penny a book. The books presumably went straight 
to their shelves, requiring neither cataloging nor classification. 

This remarkable institution, not content to have achieved such charming surroundings, has an interest- 
ing communications system, which is bookie-ish if not bookish. There is a switchboard in The Library, 
and phones are situated at various points so that the customers may commune one with another all over 
the place. "A PBX operator's nightmare," is Mr. Caen's description. Apparently the jangle disturbs no 
readers, for it is too dark to read. 

In spite of this rather confused library picture, the really bookish folk of San Francisco seem after 
all to benefit the most, as is illustrated by Mr. Caen's report of a "strange old man" who entered the place, 
lugging a carton of books. "'Hey,' he said, 'I'll trade these for a coupla beers.' Done." 

Don Wilson Goes West 

Donald G. Wilson, formerly a staff member in several departments here, and at tiie Alameda County 
State College Library during the past academic year, has joined the Library staff at the Hilo Cumpus of 
the University of Hawaii. 



September 15, 1961 131 

New Edition of Library Handbook Is Issued 

The seventeenth edition of Know Your Library, for 1961-62, has been published this month by the 
Library. Greater information about branch and departmental libraries is contained in this edition than has 
appeared in previous ones, and several of these libraries are represented in the four-page picture insert. 

Two Saints of Library Service 

The death on August 26 of Helen E. Haines, 89, and the publication the same month of Fervent and 
Full of Gifts, Martha T. Boaz's life of Althea Warren,* caused the Editor to ask me to write a tribute to 
these twin saints of library service, knowing of my debt to them both personally and professionally. In 
the course I teach called "Introduction to Librarianship," the Misses Haines and Warren are held up to 
students as library leaders and models to emulate, and for the reason that each was "fervent and full of 
gifts," intellectual, courageous, bookish, and communicative. 

Back in 1934 when I was working for Jake Zeitlin, who had just published my book on Robinson Jeffers, 
Lindley Bynum asked me to speak on Jeffers at a meeting of the Pasadena Library Club, founded by Helen 
E. Haines, and to which she was also going to speak on her recently published Living With Books. This 
was the first time I had ever had anything to do with librarians without a desk between us, and I was com- 
pletely enchanted by the sophistication of Bynum, Haines, Warren, and their colleagues. 

So it was that Miss Warren packed me off to the Berkeley Library School, where Miss Haines's book 
was one of our texts, and upon graduation it was Miss Warren who gave me my first job. These were two 
librarians a young librarian could admire without qualification. Tliey knew books from reading them; they 
spoke up in defense of the right of a free people to free access to books. It was Miss Haines who for ten 
years headed the first Intellectual Freedom Committee of the California Library Association. The teach- 
ing they did at the California, Columbia, Michigan, Wisconsin, and University of Southern California li- 
brary schools, will live long after them, as their students act on what they learned. Miss Haines's two 
books. Living With Books and What's in a Novel, and Miss Boaz's beautiful biography of Miss Warren, 
will be basic texts in library schools for years to come. 

Show me the home surroundings of a librarian and I will tell you the kind of librarian that person is. 
The homes of the Misses Haines and Warren proclaimed them as collectors of books and pictures, of things 
to read and to look at, as librarians surrounded by and drawing strength and inspiration from symbols of 
the mind and the spirit, "fervent and full of gifts" in sound intercourse, ready and eager to share their en- 
thusiasms with all. 

In 1955 while planning the Occidental Conference on libraries in the Southwest, I called on Miss Haines 
in the little vine-covered cottage in Pasadena where she and her sister had lived for half a century. When 
I spoke of her "two books," Miss Haines twinkled and said "you mean three;' and when I looked puzzled, 
she led me to a bookcase and handed me a copy of History of New Mexico, by Helen Haines, New York, 
1891, written by her when she was a girl of 17. 

"I didn't know you had lived in New Mexico," I said. 

She laughed. "I never have. I researched this in the library of the Brooklyn Historical Society, and 
quickly too. It was a potboiler." 

Based chiefly on Prince, Bancroft, and other standard sources, and well written, it is a scarce book 
today and it took us years to find a copy for UCLA. The Library of Congress did not recognize that its 
author and the Helen Elizabeth Haines of the later books were the same person until it was pointed out 
to them. It is an example of the sure competence Miss Haines brought to writing throughout her long life. 

L.C.P. 



*(Scarecrow Press, $4.50) 



132 UCLA Librarian 

Mabel Ray Gillis, 1882-1961 (California State Librarian, 1930-1951) 

Less than a month ago, while reading the sensitive biography of Althea Warren by Martha Boaz, I 
marked the passage which quoted an article written by Mabel Gillis for the California Library Bulletin to 
honor Miss Warren's retirement as Los Angeles City Librarian in 1947. It struck me particularly at the 
time because I was reminded that Althea Warren just ten years ago, in the California Librarian for June 
1951, had written a splendid tribute to Mabel Ray Gillis upon the occasion of her retirement as California 
State Librarian. Here are a few sentences by Althea Warren on Mabel Gillis: 

Never compromising with her conscience, putting all her energies and intelligence into her 
work, she has never lost a quizzical modesty and lack of self-importance . . . Her reasons are 
always on file and in order. Above all other qualities shines her sense of justice. How firm a 
foundation she has given us! 

These two dedicated, modest, generous leaders of California librarianship shared a mutual respect 
and admiration extending through the decades of their professional careers, which were approximately 
contemporaneous, and into the too few years of retirement. I had intended to write Miss Gillis, to men- 
tion how pleased 1 was to re-read her remarks about Althea Warren, but I procrastinated, feeling that per- 
haps it would be even more pleasant to talk about their friendship during our next visit. This circumstance 
sharpened the shock I shared with her many friends at UCLA who learned of her death on September 6. 

She was a gracious lady, a constant friend of all California librarians, and she accomplished what, I 
think, no other librarian has: she attained distinction in the same position a famous father had held, not 
because her name was Gillis but rather because she inherited from him the gifts of greatness and used 
them both independently and creatively. We shall remember Mabel Gillis, first because she was, as State 
Librarian, a vigorous library leader, and only incidentally shall we think of her as the daughter of James 
L. Gillis. 

A.H.H. 

Events To Come 

■Staff members will be welcomed on an informal tour of the Business Administration Library (GBA 
1400) this afternoon at 2:00. 

"Films as a Special Library Service" is the program topic for several talks at a dinner meeting next 
Thursday at the Cafe de Paris (7038 Sunset Boulevard) of the Southern California Chapter of the Special 
Libraries Association. Dinner reservations, at $3.25, must be made with Helen Waldron, at the HAND 
Corporation, not later than Monday. 

Luther 11. Evans, former Librarian of Congress and former Director General of UNESCO, will speak 
on "Good and Bad Decisions I Made as Librarian of Congress," on Wednesday, September 27, at 4:00 p.m. 
in HB 1200. His appearance at UCLA is sponsored jointly by the Committee on Public Lectures and the 
School of Library Service. 

The American Documentation Institute will conduct a special symposium on information processing 
at the Institute of Aerospace Sciences (7660 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles 36) on I'Viday, September 
29. The program, beginning at 9:00 a.m., will comprise three parts; admission for members is free, and 
for non-members is $5 for each part. Iteservations must be made today. 

The morning program will be a seminar on tiie automation of information processing. A symposium 
on systems of micro-recording will be held during the afternoon. Several speakers will address the eve- 
ning session on the future of documentation. 

Mr. Vosper will be the featured speaker at a meeting of the (College, University, and Research Li- 
braries Section, Southern Division, of the California Library Association, to be held at Sun l''ernando 
Valley State College on October 7. 



September 15, 1961 133 

Flagpole-to-Clark Bus Service To Begin 

The University will begin on Monday a bus service between the main campus and the Clark Library 
for staff members and students. Passengers should notify the Librarian's Office by 4:00 p.m. of the week- 
day before the day transportation is needed. The bus will depart from the flagpole each weekday morning 
at 8:15, and will leave the Clark Library at 11:30 a.m., returning to campus at noon. On Tuesdays and 
Thursdays, the bus will make afternoon trips, leaving the campus at 1:00, leaving the Clark at 4:15, and 
arriving on campus again at 5:00. 

On Saturdays, the bus will continue on to the Huntington Library. Arrangements for Saturday transpor- 
tation must be made with the Librarian's Office before noon on the preceding day. The bus will leave cam- 
pus at 8:15 a.m., and go to the Clark and then to the Huntington. The return run will leave the Huntington 
at 3:45 p.m. 

Librarian's Notes 

It has been delightful for the Vospers to return to UCLA after a decade and meet again with so many 
good friends on the Library staff, among the faculty, and in the bookish community of Los Angeles. The 
consequent nostalgic reminiscences have perhaps, however, delayed my introduction to the many others 
among you who have come to UCLA since 1952. You may be sure that as rapidly as possible I will hope 
to come to know you. 

Already, though, even when I have not always met the people concerned, I have gained a sharp im- 
pression of remarkable alterations and additions to the cultural and academic life of UCLA. The increas- 
ing sophistication, variety, and excellence of the UCLA program is immediately evident. The work in 
theater, music, and the other fine arts is scintillating. From Cambridge to UCLA 1 have heard frequently 
of the extent and distinction of the the new area programs for Africa and the Middle East. The Folklore 
program, not unused to praise in the past, apparently nowadays merits the adjective "pre-eminent. A 
new School of Dentistry is being organized, and Architecture is in the offing; but this is not surprising 
to one who was here in the days when our very first professional schools were established. 

All of this intellectual and cultural force is full of excitement and opportunity for the University's 
librarians. 

Among a large quantity of mail waiting for my arrival were two thoughtful letters that took my partic- 
ular attention. One, coming officially from an eminent academic department, presented a lengthy bill of 
particulars charging us with serious inadequacies in a variety of public service functions. Some of the 
problems posed are the direct consequence of our unhappy building; if we and our users weren t in some 
considerable trouble, we obviously wouldn't deserve our projected building program. Others of the com- 
plaints are perhaps more pertinent and solvable. We have the advantage of an adequate supply of two 
basic elements towards solution: increasing opportunity and ability to apply new technological methods 
and systematic studies to routine tasks, and, on the other hand, an apparently brimming reservoir of good 
will and good sense in our public service attitudes. 

The latter resource was made evident in my other noteworthy letter, addressed to Chancellor Murphy 
by The Honorable James H. Pope of the Los Angeles Municipal Court, only recently retired. Judge Pope, 
who has known and used our library services for many years, wrote particularly to thank and congratulate 
the Chancellor for the response of University staff on whom the Judge had called for assistance or infor- 
mation, in person and by phone. In particular he cited two experiences with Library staff. "The spirit 
seems to be," he wrote, "that they want the pleasure of assisting me and this from . . . persons I had never 
met. . . . You are fortunate I think in being able to enlist persons who have a natural courtesy. Your ad- 
ministration will receive much silent support through the interested and pleasant responses of your staff." 



134 UCLA Librarian 



I, in turn, thank and congratulate all of you on the Library staff for such an attitude, and in this I 
know the Chancellor joins me heartily. Cordial, prompt, and intelligent response to all public inquiries 
is a blessing, and given this blessing I am confident we can resolve many of the problems that we must 
face together during the coming months. 



Robert Vesper 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los 
Angeles 24. Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: Richard Zuniwinkle. Contributors to this issue: 
Page Ackerman, Elizabeth Dixon, Sue Folz, Joe Gantner, Hilda Gray, Andrew Horn, Louis Piacenza, 
Lawrence Clark Powell, Pat Walter, Brooke Whiting. 



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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNrA LIBRARY • LOS ANGELIS 2 4- 



Volume 14, Number 25 



September 29, 1961 



Durrell Collection Comes to Library from Mr. Powell 

Mr. Powell has given his Lawrence Durrell collection to the Library in honor of Mr. Vosper. Announce- 
ment of the gift was made on Tuesday evening at the dinner of the Friends of the UCLA Library. It is a 

collection that could not be duplicated today, for Mr. 
Powell began collecting Durrell's works in the early 
1930's, before the author of the "Alexandria Quartet" 
became widely known. Several of the books in the 
collection are the only remaining copies, for stocks 
were destroyed in World War II air raids. 



SIX "POEMS 

FROM THE GREEK OF 

SEKILIANOS AND SKFERIS 




, l..^WKF,N^E DUJ^RELL 



Included are Durrell's poems, prose, translations, 
and plays, including "Sappho," which was success- 
fully produced in Germany, but not yet presented in 
Great Britain or America. And there are some quite 
scarce copies of the little magazines Durrell edited 
or contributed to when he was in the Near East. 

"As most book collectors know," Mr. Powell 
says, "the fun is in forming a collection of a con- 
temporary's w'ork, when your own feeling and belief 
are your only motives and money is unimportant. The 
rarest item in my collection, the unbound pages of 
Quaint Fragment, Durrell's first book (1931), of which 
no other copy is recorded, cost only 7 6 (SI. 00) as 
late as 1950. Apparently only Alan G. Thomas of 
Bournemouth and I were collecting Durrell then. I 
almost wish Thomas had beat me to Quaint Fragment. 
for he is Durrell's oldest friend and first collector. 



R H O D I s 



"Although I acquired my copy of The Black Book 
back in the 1930's and for its Henr\- Miller interest, 
it was not until his book of poetxy. Cities, Plains, 
and People, appeared in 1946 that my interest in 
Durrell became focused. 1 devoured those poems of Egypt and Greece, and went on to collect Durrell's 
Near Eastern colleagues, English and Greek —Spencer, Tiller, Fedden, Seferis, Katsimbalis. I began 
also to hunt for his first booklets, and his pseudonymous novel Panic Spring, all of which I eventually 
acquired, although his first novel. The Pied Piper of Lovers (1935), still eludes rae. Alan Thomas has 
it, and this compensates, I tell hira, for his not having Quaint Fragment." 

Mr. Powell's remarks are from his preface to a checklist of Durrell's writings, now in preparation by 
Robert A. Potter, of Claremont, and Brooke Whiting, which will be published by the Library about Novem- 
ber 1. At that time the Library will have an exhibit of the Durrell collection. 



]^36 UCLA Librarian 



Personnel Notes 

Constance Strickland has been newly appointed as Librarian I to work for the Acquisitions Department 
and the College Library. She received her Bachelor's degree in the pre-librarianship curriculum from UCLA, 
and her Master's degree from USC. Miss Strickland ha's worked in several departments of the Library. 

Mrs. Nancy Argue, new Senior Library Assistant in the Biomedical Library, is a graduate of the Uni- 
versity at Berkeley where she earned her Bachelor's degree in dramatic art. 

Mrs. Judith Collier has been newly appointed as Senior Library Assistant in the Circulation Depart- 
ment. 

Mrs. Rosalie Higgs, who has joined the staff as Senior Library Assistant in the Physics Library, has 
served as a clerk with the Los Angeles Public Library for a number of years. 

Mrs. Jean Mundinger, newly employed as Senior Clerk in the Receiving Section of the Acquisitions 
Department, earned a Bachelor's degree in German from Michigan State University and worked in the li- 
brary there while a student. 

Mrs. Eileen Roth has joined the staff as Senior Library Assistant in the Department of Special Col- 
lections. She has attended Pasadena City College and has worked for several years in the San Marino 
Public Library. 

Emma Velez has joined the Reference Department staff as Typist Clerk. Prior to her employment 
here, she worked for the Employers' Liability Assurance Corporation. 

Mrs. Mitsuko Yugawa, new Senior Typist Clerk in the Serials Section of the Acquisitions Department, 
earned her Bachelor's degree in history at UCLA. She was employed as a secretary at USC during the 
past academic year. 

Mrs. Ann Adams has resigned her position as Senior Library Assistant in the Biomedical Library to 
serve in the Peace Corps as a secondary school teacher in Nigeria. She has begun a fifteen-week train- 
ing program for her new position. 

Mrs. Margaret Gustafson has resigned her full-time position of Principal Library Assistant in the Ac- 
quisitions Department, and will continue working part time while attending the School of Library Service. 

Shirley Damm has resigned as Senior Library Assistant in the Catalog Department in order to return 
to school. 

The following Senior Library Assistants, who have resigned from their full-time positions, will con- 
tinue to serve in the same departments part time: Linda Pomerantz, Catalog Department, Airs. Marjorie 
Nelson, Circulation Department, Maurice LaPierre, Circulation Department, and Helen Clark. Biomedical 
Library. 

Harold Sadows continues to serve as Senior Library Assistant in tlie Catalog Department. The Li- 
brarian erroneously reported his resignation in the September 15 issue. 

Staff Activities 

Charlotte Georgi has been appointed to the Committee on Insurance Periodicals and llie business 
Periodicals Index, of the Insurance Division of the Special Libraries Association. She also will serve 
on the Business and Finance Committee of SLA's Southern California Chapter. 

Johanna Tallman and Anthony Hall are attending an advanced course on Information Storage and Re- 
trieval, offered by Engineering Extension and Piiysical Sciences I'ixlension, from September 25 to October 
6. 



September 29, 1961 137 

Counsellors Will Aid Choice of SERS or OASDI Retirement 

University employees will have the opportunity to elect whether to retain their retirement coverage 
under the current State Employees' Retirement System or to change to a plan combining features of both 
the SERS and the Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance provided by the Federal Social Security 
Act. The decision made by each person in the special balloting in November will govern his payroll de- 
ductions and retirement benefits henceforth. 

In response to Governor Brown's request that all employees be given full and accurate information 
on the two retirement plans. Chancellor Murphy has initiated a program of individual counselling of employ- 
ees by selected staff members who will have received special training from representatives of the state 
and federal retirement agencies. Page Ackerman and Edwin Kaye have been asked to serve with the group 
of counsellors. 

Individual counselling will be offered from October 2 to November 17; employees will be notified by 
the Personnel Office as to the time and place for orientation. A copy of the August 1961 issue of The 
California State Employee, which has several pages of tables comparing the two plans, is available at 
the Reference Desk. 

Visitors 

Andrew Fabinyi, Director of F. W. Cheshire, publishers and booksellers in Melbourne, and an officer 
of the Library Association of Australia, visited the Library in August. He talked with Miss Ackerman 
about problems of recruitment and professional education. 

Henry Madden, Librarian of Fresno State College, visited the Main Library on September 11. 

A group of nearly thirty members of the Wives Program, an auxiliary to the Engineering Executive 
Program of the College of Engineering, visited the Main Library on September 18. They met with Mr. 
Vosper and the Assistant Librarians, and were conducted on tours of the building by Miss Jones, Miss 
Lodge, and Mr. Moore. Wilbur Smith met with them in the Department of Special Collections to siiow some 
examples of recently acquired materials and to describe the Library's special collecting progran\s. The 
Coordinator of the Wives Program is Mrs. Morris Asimow. 

Remi Nadeau, of Sherman Oaks, author of Los Angeles: from Mission to Modem City, and author of 
other books on local history, has been working this month in the Department of Special Collections on a 
history of the San Fernando Valley. 

Mr. and Mrs. Floyd R. Bekins, of Los Angeles, visited the Department of Special Collections on 
September 21. 

jose' A. Borjas Sanchez, Director of Culture at the University of Zulia, in Maracaibo, Venezuela, 
visited the Graduate Reading Room and the Government Publications Room on September 20 in the com- 
pany of Miss Ackerman and Messrs. Vosper, Miles, and Aim. Earlier in tiie day lie had met with staff 
members of University Extension, the Latin American Studies Center, and the Department of Spanish and 
Portuguese. Professor Borjas Sanchez is on a tour of universities —Michigan, Chicago, Wisconsin, Texas, 
and the University at Berkeley, as well as UCLA— under the auspices of the Foreign Leaders Program of 
the Department of State. 

No Special Merit Increases This Yeor 

Since 1958 non-academic employees have been eligible for spcciiil merit increases in salary, in ad- 
dition to the regular annual increases for satisfactory services, and the merit awards have been made 
when funds were available. This year, because of the limited budget, the University will not bo able to 
grant the special merit increases. The regular anniversary raises for siilisfactorv services will not be 
affected by this restriction. 



I^go UCLA Librarian 



'Books at UCLA' Reissued 

"Books at UCLA," an essay by Mr. Vosper originally published in The Pacific Spectator in 1948, 
has been reissued in a booklet and was distributed to members and guests of the Friends of the UCLA 
Library at their dinner on Tuesday. Chancellor Murphy writes in a preface that a rereading of the essay 
"reminds one that the author has a sense of history. Even one who was immersed in such administrative 
responsibilities as he had in directing the University Library's acquisitions program, under Lawrence 
Clark Powell's leadership, was able to discern the course that had been set for the Library and to proph- 
esy how well that course might be followed. 

Because of its pertinence today, in spite of the "revolutionary changes" the University has undergone 
since 1948, it has been reprinted on the occasion of Mr. Vosper's return to UCLA as University Librarian. 

Copies of the booklet are available in the Librarian's Office. 

New Inter-Campus Cooperative Scheme Is Started 

Tile latest wrinkle in inter-campus library cooperation has been developed by librarians on the Santa 
Barbara campus to expedite borrowing of books from UCLA for Santa Barbara faculty members and graduate 
students. The Library there has employed John McKay, a student in the School of Library Service at 
UCLA, as its agent here to assist in filling Santa Barbara's interlibrary loan requests, lie will check on 
availability of items requested, verify references, and arrange for photocopying of articles in non-circu- 
lating periodicals. The lending section of the Interlibrary Loan Service is his center of operations. 

The scheme had been worked out by Anthony Greco, Head Reference [librarian at Santa Barbara, in 
cooperation with Lsther Euler and other members of our staff. It went into effect with the opening of the 
semester. 

Mr. McKay is a recent Cambridge University graduate, and worked last year in the University Library 
at Stanford. 

Medical Librarians to Meet at UCLA 

The Medical Library Groups of Nortiiern and Southern California will meet jointly in VVestwood on 
October 5-7. On Friday afternoon and Saturday, nienilicrs will attCEid the sessions, in Uoyce Hall, of the 
World Health Conference on "Global Ucsearcli for (ilobal llealtli," presented by University Lxtension and 
the School of Public Healtii, with the participation of llie World llealtli Organization. 

Norman Q. Brill, chairman of tiie Department of Psychiatry and Medical Superintendent of the Neuro- 
psychiatric Institute, will address the opening session on hViday morning. Thomas lligdon, of the Bio- 
medical Library, will be one of several members of a panel on cataloging and classification. Mr. Powell 
is scheduled to speak at the I'riday noon luncheon in the Stuileiit Union. 

Sherry Terzian will be hostess for visits to the Professional Staff Library and the Patients' Library 
of the Neuropsychiatric Institute on I'riday iiiorniiig from ii:.'10 to 9:30. There will be a display of materi- 
als on special classification schemes and subject heading lists. Louise Darling has also invited the 
guests to visit the Biomedical Library. 

ileservations for dinners and liinclieons slioubl be made by tomorrow with Ifohort Lewis, the program 
chairman. 

Library Tours for Department of Engineering Open House 

The I'jiginceririg and MalhemaliLal Scioiices Library staff will coiuliicl library lours for visitors who 
come to (he ojumi house held by the Depiirtmenl of Lngineering this Sunday from 1 to () jLiii. 



September 29, 1961 139 

Norwegian Medical Librarian to Visit Campus 

Miss Maren J. Hvardal, Librarian of the Medical Department of the Royal University Library in Oslo, 
Norway, will visit the Biomedical Library from October 7 to 14, under a Medical Library Association fellow- 
ship. She has been observing and working in medical libraries in various parts of the United States since 
July, and will complete her tour in December. Miss Hvardal' s responsibilities in Oslo include reference 
work, preparation of bibliographies, and publication of the Library's Union Catalog of periodicals in med- 
ical and related fields. Her department serves as a central medical library for all of Norway, and forwards 
materials to the remotest areas of the country. 

Foil Enrollment lor Health Plans Announced 

Members of the California State Employees' Association may choose coverage by the CSEA-CPS 
health plan, with base plan or major medical benefits. Applications will be accepted until October 10, 
for effective membership on December 1. 

SERS Board Election Nominations Are Due 

Members of the State Employees' Retirement System will elect, on January 2, a member of the Board 
of Administration to serve a four-year term beginning January 16, 1962. Nominations of candidates, with 
signatures of at least twenty active SERS members, must be received at the Sacramento office of the Board 
by October 2. 

Events to Come 

The first Antiquarian Books Fair in Southern California will be held in the Hotel Ambassador, Novem- 
ber 11, 12, and 13, under the sponsorship of the Southern California Chapter, Antiquarian Booksellers 
Association of America. Rare books, manuscripts, maps, and prints will be on exhibit. 

Mr. Vosper in ithoca Next Week 

Mr. Vosper will be at Cornell University next Wednesday and Thursday to meet with the Constitutional 
Revision Committee of the Association of Research Libraries to consider procedures for reconstituting 
the membership and programs of the ARL. Stephen A. McCarthy, Cornell Librarian, is the chairman, and 
Edward G. Freehafer, of the New York Public Library, Frank Lundy, of the University of Nebraska, and 
Frank B. Rogers, of the National Library of Medicine, are the other members of the committee. 

A Night for Gifts 

Gift-giving was in the air at the dinner meeting of the Friends of the UCLA Library on Tuesday. 
Professor Meyer Krakowski, of Los Angeles City College, started things off with his presentation of two 
Franz Werfel manuscripts, of Par I'amour, and Betrachtungen uher den Krieg von Morgen, and several 
association items, all of which were given to him by Werfel in 1941. These will be added to the Library's 
Werfel collection. 

Justin Turner had brought with him a first edition of Mark Twain's The Celebrated Jumping Frog of 
Calaveras County, the copy from Samuel Clemens' own library, wiiicii he placed in Mr. Vosper's hands for 
the Library, before the dinner. And announcement was made of Mr. Powell's luindsome gift of his Durrell 
collection, as noted on our front page. 

Chancellor Murphy, in introducing Mr. Vosper, "gave" him a gross budgeted item of $700,000 for books 
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such an unprecendented allocation, he said he was quite aware of the enormous problems the Library staff 
face in expending such a sum wisely and efficiently, but expressed complete confidence in Mr. Vosper's 
ability to direct such a program of expansion and development as we are now engaged in. 

In Mr. Vosper's address, he observed the gift-giving pattern of the evening by presenting the Friends 
with the opportunity of giving the Library a kind of tangible support of far greater magnitude thah has 
heretofore been known. In thus speaking frankly to this largest gathering of the Friends in its ten-year 
history, he indicated that if the University Library is to achieve the goals of size and excellence set for 
it for the present decade, there will be need for all its friends to assist aggressively in creating endow- 
ment funds and attracting important collections to UCLA comparable to the magnificent gift of the Clark 
Library and of Dr. Elmer Belt's Library of Vinciana. In this connection, Mr. Douglas Kinsey, newly ap- 
pointed Gifts and Endowments Officer for UCLA, was presented to the Friends by Mr. Vosper. 

Mr. Vosper honored Waldemar Westergaard, Professor Emeritus of History, for his demonstration over 
the years of how a "model" professor should help to build the Library's resources in his own field of in- 
terest, by naming him Honorary Curator of North European Collections, and he assured him of funds to 
continue his good work in behalf of the Library. 

As a topper to the gifts of the evening, Luther Evans, another guest of honor, announced that he 
wished to present to the Library for the use of students of librarianship his typescript daily reports which 
he had prepared for Archibald MacLeish, Librarian of Congress during the war years, when he was MacLeish s 
Assistant Librarian. The two-page reports constitute a running record of Mr. Evans' administration of the 
Library during a period in which MacLeish was preoccupied by special assignments by President Roosevelt. 

The program was skillfully directed by the Friends' gracious President, Mrs. Stafford Warren. 



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Beckford, 'Vathek,' Fonthill Abbey Are Exhibited 

"William Beckford, 1760-1844," an exhibit of books by and about the English author, will be displayed 
in the Main Library through November 3. Beckford's most famous book, Vathek. has been constantly re- 
printed since its original publication in 1786, and the work is represented in the exhibit by the first edi- 
tion and some forty subsequent editions. Some other works by Beckford, notably his travel books, are also 
shown, as well as illustrated books on his home, Fonthill Abbey, and auction catalogs of his famous li- 
brary. 

Beckford, one of the richest men of his time, was instrumental in furthering the Gothic Revival by 
commissioning the architect James Wyatt to build Fonthill Abbey for him in Gothic splendor. Mounted il- 
lustrations of Fonthill, taken from early nineteenth-century architectural folios, are exhibited on the wall 
panels in the exhibit room. 

Special Archive Established by Institute of Ethnomusicology 

The University's Institute of Ethnomusicology this month established the Ethnomusicology Archive, 
a special collection of recordings, books, and other materials, to be administered by the Music Library. 
Mrs. Ann Briegleb will serve as Librarian for the Archive, which is housed in Room B145 of the Music 
Building. 

The Institute itself was founded in August under the direction of Mantle Hood, Associate Professor 
of Music, and with the assistance of faculty members from several departments. A program of specialized 
courses in music and related fields will be offered by the Institute for students preparing for the Bachelor's, 
Master's, or Doctor's degrees, based on the regular curriculum of the Department of Music. The Institute 
will utilize the University's noted performance groups in non-Western music, such as the Javanese and 
Balinese gamelans and the Japanese gagaku orchestra. 

StaH Activities 

Ardis Lodge has been appointed to serve on the Mudge Award Committee of the Reference Services 
Division of the American Library Association. The Committee is charged with selecting each year the 
recipient of a citation for distinguished contributions to reference librarianship. 

Mary Ryan will attend the annual conference of the African Studies Association, in New York, on 
October 19-22, and the eighth national conference of the United States National Commission for UNESCO, 
in Boston, on October 22-26. She will visit for one day each at Boston University and Northwestern Uni- 
versity. 

Man-Hing Mok attended the second conference on Approaches to Oriental Civilization, at Columbia 
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Personnei Notes 

Anna Blustein, Librarian II, has recently transferred from the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences 
Library to the Catalog Department in the Main Library. 

Mrs. Ann Briegleb, Librarian I, has transferred from the College Library to the staff of the Institute 
of Ethnomusicology, where she will supervise the organization of a collection of specialized library ma- 
terials which will be administered as a part of the Music Library. 

Isaac Goldberg has been appointed Librarian II in the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library, 
where he will be in charge of acquisitions. He earned his Bachelor's degree from Yeshiva College, in 
New York, and his degree in Library Science from Pratt Institute. Mr. Goldberg's professional career in- 
cludes service with the libraries of Yeshiva College, Hebrew Union College, in Cincinnati, the U. S. Geo- 
logical Survey, in Washington, D. C, and as head of the Germanic language unit in the Descriptive Cata- 
loging Division of the Library of Congress. 

David Bishop, newly appointed Librarian II in the Biomedical Library, is a graduate of Dalhousie 
University, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and the School of Library Service at Columbia University. He has 
served as a reference librarian with the Los Angeles County Medical Association for the last several years. 

Richard Kilbourne has been appointed Librarian I in the College Library. He earned his Bachelor's 
degree in English from San Diego State College, and his Master's degree in Library Science from USC. 

Anita Boone, in the Circulation Department, Lawrence Igarashi, in the Catalog Department, David 
Smith, in the College Library, have all been reclassified from Clerk to Senior Library Assistant. Mrs. 
Joyce Doetkott has been reclassified from Senior Typist Clerk to Secretary-Stenographer in the Oral His- 
tory Project. 

Mrs. Gloria Price has been given a leave of absence from her position as Senior Library Assistant in 
the Circulation Department to await the birth of her child. 

Virginia Mulrooney has resigned her position as Senior Library Assistant in the Acquisitions Depart- 
ment to accept a Research Assistantship in the Department of History. 

Mrs. Mary Gilbert has resigned as Senior Library Assistant in the Catalog Department to await the 
birth of her baby. 

Ear!y Cinema Materials Are Exhibited 

Books and pictorial materials on film history are displayed in an exhibit in the Department of Special 
Collections, arranged by Esther Leonard and Esther Ve'csey. Among the items are early phantascopes, 
souvenir theater programs, newspaper clippings, manuscripts, and still photographs. 

Scenes from early motion pictures, featuring such stars as Mary Pickford, Fatty Arbuckle, Buster 
Keaton, Wallace Beery, Greta Garbo, Ramon Navarro, William S. Hart, Rudolph Valentino, and Charles 
Chaplin, are shown on the corridor walls. In the exhibit case are materials on the careers of noted direc- 
tors Thomas H. Ince, Cecil B. DeMille, and D. W. Griffith. 

Dean Powell at Carnegie Tech 

Mr. Powell spoke Tuesday at the dedication ceremonies of the new Hunt Library at the Carnegie In- 
stitute of Technology, in Pittsburgh. The Library, a gift of Mr. and Mrs. Roy A. Hunt, will house in spe- 
cial quarters a notable botanical collection formed by Mrs. Hunt. Mr. Hunt is Chairman of the Board of 
the Aluminum Corporation of America. The Institute conferred on Mr. Powell the degree of Doctor of 
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Library and Library School Staff in Print 

James Mink has written a series of eight articles, entitled "The UCLA Story," for publication in The 
UCLA Alumni Magazine. The first part, "The Beginning Years, 1919-1924," appears in the September is- 
sue. 




Not "The Library" in San Francisco, recently publicized in these pages 
(see page 144), but the UCLA Library in 1919, over on Vermont Avenue. 

Andrew Horn has contributed a biography of Neal Harlow to the "Personnel" section of College & 
Research Libraries, the September issue. Mr. Harlow has recently assumed new duties as Dean of the 
Graduate School of Library Service at Rutgers University. 

Everett Moore, for the same issue of C 6 RL, has written a sketch of David Heron, on the occasion 
of his appointment as director of libraries at the University of Nevada. 

Mr. Moore's regular contribution to the Intellectual Freedom department in the ALA Bulletin is devoted 
this month to "Tropic of Cancer: The First Three Months," a summary of legal actions, bannings by local 
censors, and literary opinions on the Henry Miller classic. 

Richard Zumwinkle's review of The American Right ^'ing, by Ralph Ellsworth and Sarah Harris, is 
published in the September issue of College & Research Libraries. 



O'Molley and Hall Lectures Published 

Scientific Literature in Sixteenth & Seventeenth Century England, papers delivered at the sixth Clark 
Library Seminar on May 6, has been published by the Clark Library. It includes "English Medical Litera- 
ture in the Sixteenth Century," by C. Donald O'Malley, Professor of Medical History, and "English Scien- 
tific Literature in the Seventeenth Century," by A. Rupert Hall, formerly Lecturer in Medical History at 
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'Curare' Exhibit on Swedish TV 

"Curare and Other South American Plants of Medicinal Value," an exhibit originally prepared by Tom 
Higdon and Louise Darling for display in the Biomedical Library last winter, was shown again in the sum- 
mer, in somewhat revised form, at the International Congress of Pharmacology, at the Karolinska Institutet, 
in Stockholm. 

"We mounted it in the best place close to the big auditorium," reports Dr. Bo Holmstedt, one of the 
consultants who aided in the creation of the exhibit. "It was a great success; among other things the 
Swedish television filmed Daniel Bovet studying the exhibit. . . I have kept it for a while, negotiating 
with the Swedish television for a longer program about neuromuscular relaxant drugs." 

Remorseful Correspondent Checks In 

In the Librarian for September 15 we complained that although we retain a "City" Correspondent (in 
San Francisco, of course) who is supposed to give us all the important news of libraries up there before 
it appears in rival papers, we had been scooped by a columnist named Herb Caen, who had written up 
'The Library" in San Francisco — which, he revealed, happened to be a saloon. We have now finally heard 
from our correspondent (Richard H. Dillon), who explains he had withheld news about The Library because 
he was afraid we would send someone up to strip its shelves of books for our Sadleir Collection. He says 
he recalls hearing of a Malibuan archbibliophile hereabouts who was notorious for his raids of book joints 
in London, and feared we would turn him loose on outer Clement Street. (No one on our staff seems to fit 
that description.) 

Feeling remorseful over his lapse, Mr. Dillon went on a field trip to 11th and Clement, and found the 
place was "jumping" ("as I believe you say in Pico & Rivera [sic] '). He started to make a checklist of 
the more interesting titles on the shelves of The Library, but found the institution suffered from "the same 
ill that afflicts most true libraries — stygian lighting." He thought he had a folio Juvenal in hand and it 
turned out to be Jim Beam on the rocks. Perhaps, he says, ALA should "survey" The Library's collec- 
tion. A merry time would be had by all committeemen. "As a matter of fact maybe you'd like a volun- 
teer. ..." 

Mr. Lubetzky Continues His Trail-Blazing 

"The draft of the new American [cataloging] code, the work of Seymour Lubetzky, is a trail-blazing 
event," says Akos Domanovszky, Associate Director of the University Library in Budapest, in his article, 
"Die Korporative Verfasserschaft," in the international library periodical, Libri, volume II, number 2, 1961. 
The translation of his remark continues: "In the recent history of cataloging rules there is not another 
work which had dared to break away so decisively not only from predecessors and tradition, but also from 
prevailing usages, nor one which represented such a vaulting advance over governing practice." 

Professor Lubetzky left Los Angeles last Sunday for Paris to participate in the International Confer- 
ence on Cataloging Principles, now in session at UNESCO House, and lasting through next Wednesday. 
The conference is sponsored by the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA), which has 
been assisted by a subsidy from the Council on Library Resources. 

Matters to be considered at the Paris conference will revolve around the role of the main entry, con- 
cerning which Mr. Lubetzky has directed the American Library Association's study. Other questions con- 
cern the choice of the main entry, personal authors, corporate authors, title entries, and form entries. The 
conference is further concerned with the larger matter of the international standardization of bibliographic 
references. 

Vospers Are Entertained by Staff Association 

Library staff members welcomed Mr. and Mrs. Vosper back to UCLA at a Staff Association tea on Tues- 
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Yisifors 

Reimon Yuki, Director of the Institute for Oriental Culture at the University of Tokyo and an authority 
on Buddhism, visited the Oriental Library on September 26. Professor Yuki was sent by the Japanese 
Ministry of Education to survey centers of Far Eastern studies in the United States. 

A. Bagnall, of the National Library Service, in Wellington, New Zealand, visited the Department of 
Special Collections on October 5. 

Henry Miller visited with members of the Department of Special Collections, and with Messrs. Powell 
and Horn in the School of Library Service, on October 5. 

Librarian's Notes 

Professional committee work is often a choreful responsibility, but I accepted one such task gladly 
last week because it provided a visit to Ithaca, where I could learn something from Cornell's lead time 
over UCLA in building a separate research library and then remodeling the original building into an under- 
graduate library. I was delighted by much that I saw, and often envious. Cornell was able to erect its 
new building as a unit. According to an eminent critic of these matters, UCLA has condemned its Librar- 
ian to "fifteen years of hell" by requiring that our North Campus Research Library be erected in three 
stages. 

Cornell's two buildings are so close together that they can be related most usefully in service and 
operation. There is even a tunnel between them, of sufficient size that specially equipped book trucks 
can be hauled back and forth by an electrically driven cable in the floor. This is reminiscent in part of 
the San Francisco cable cars and also of the modern wisdom of ancient Oxford in providing a useful tunnel 
between the old and new Bodleian structures. We expect to propel books through a pneumatic tube between 
our two buildings in the steam tunnel, but it is shameful that the wealthy State of California could not 
"finance" a tunnel like Cornell's. The distance here is much greater, but the long-term efficiency of such 
a tunnel when our present stacks become a storage center would be remarkable. 

I was charmed also by the grace of many aspects of Cornell' s new building, especially the entrance 
lobby, the rare book suite, and the Wason Collection seminar room. Of the faculty studies and the furnish- 
ings therein I will say nothing; we might lose some faculty. 

For the flight back to UCLA I picked up The Antioch Review, always an admirable journal, which has 
honored librarianship in the Summer IS)6l issue by presenting as its lead article a recent translation of 
Jose' Ortega y Gasset's address on "Mision del Bibliotecario" to the International Congress of Bibliogra- 
phers and Librarians in Paris in 1934. The florid Spanish style, effectively preserved in the translation, 
may put off casual readers, but within it is a noble and spacious conception of the role of the librarian in 
society. Most of our literature is so flatly technical, jejune, and lacking in breadth of concept that it is 
heartening to see what this great philosopher thinks of us and to have his statement presented so publicly. 
It is of pertinent interest of course that Paul Bixler, Antioch's Librarian, is a member of The Antioch 
Review's editorial board. 

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